In the midst of the news surrounding Aaron Hernandez‘s arrest, USA Today reported that Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott was arrested on Tuesday morning for attempted murder. Walcott allegedly punched 24-year-old Derrick Jones in the head outside a northern New Jersey club. With all these murder cases and arrests involving pro football players, we’re tempted to shout: What the heck is going on in the NFL?!
Seriously, Walcott was signed by one of the worst teams in the league as an undrafted free agent, so this is his only shot to make it in the pros and this is how it ends before it even begins?! C’mon, man!
You guessed it: the Browns released Walcott just hours after the news went public. He’s probably done in the NFL without even taking so much as a preseason snap.
Walcott is being held on $500,000 bail and it hasn’t yet been reported if he has a defense lawyer. He’s going to need one because apparently his “punch” to Jones’ head was almost lethal and the folks outside The Palace Gentlemen’s Club nearly saw a murder on Sunday morning, or at least that’s what we’re told.
Walcott is one of 27 players to be arrested since the Super Bowl, including Hernandez. The New England Patriots‘ tight end is obviously bigger news just because of his name, but this Walcott story is whack in every sense of the word. You know that mini-show that’s played right before every Monday Night Football game? Well, these fellas should be featured in a special offseason edition of “C’mon, Man!”
Between Josh Brent, Walcott and Hernandez, the NFL may have to build its own prison soon to house all these outlaws. Seriously, what the heck is going on?!