Ausar Walcott, a linebacker who signed with the Cleveland Browns last month, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder.
According to the Bergen Record:
Ausar Walcott, 23, punched the man in the head outside The Palace Gentlemen’s Club on Main Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday, said Detective Andrew White of the Passaic police.
Friends of the victim, Derrick Jones, 24, who lives in New York City, took him by car to the Harlem Hospital Center in Manhattan shortly after the assault, White said. He remained hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, White said.
Walcott, 6-foot-2, 230-pounds, played college football at the University of Virginia. He apparently has a penchant for late-night fights: Back in 2011, he and two other UVA players beat up some JMU students and were arrested, and then suspended. [Bergen Record]