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Ausar Walcott pleads not guilty to attempted murder

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04:46 PM ET 06.27 | A former rookie linebacker for the Cleveland Browns has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges in New Jersey. Ausar Walcott was arraigned Thursday in Paterson, N.J. He is accused of punching Derek Jones in the side of the head outside The Palace Gentlemen's Club in Passaic early Sunday. A prosecutor says Jones is in a medically induced coma at a New York hospital, where he's listed in critical condition. Walcott, 23, is being represented by a public defender while he attempts to hire an attorney. He is being held on $500,000 bail. The case will now go to a grand jury.

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June 27, 2013  05:00 PM ET

He's being represented by a public defender?? Ruh Roh...

June 27, 2013  05:01 PM ET
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He's being represented by a public defender?? Ruh Roh...

I guess New Jersey doesn't have a "Super Lawyers" list like Massachusetts.

June 27, 2013  05:06 PM ET
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I guess New Jersey doesn't have a "Super Lawyers" list like Massachusetts.

He just can't afford it.

June 27, 2013  05:11 PM ET

This sounds familiar,

But at least this guy hasn't killed anyone ,but seems expendable in his rookie year.

June 27, 2013  06:06 PM ET

"Jersey Ausar Walcott" just doesn't have the same ring to it.

June 27, 2013  06:23 PM ET

Let's see, do I watch the NFL or an episode of Cops? Too close to call.

June 27, 2013  06:42 PM ET

Dude must have a wicked right hook.

June 27, 2013  06:46 PM ET

Don't you love the pic they chose for this article? Cleveland fans cheering. And that goes with this article how?

June 27, 2013  07:52 PM ET
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Don't you love the pic they chose for this article? Cleveland fans cheering. And that goes with this article how?

I prefer this picture... ---------->

June 27, 2013  10:20 PM ET
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Let's see, do I watch the NFL or an episode of Cops? Too close to call.

It all depends on the Cops episode you watch. I'm sure there's one with an NFL perp.

June 28, 2013  12:39 AM ET
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He's being represented by a public defender?? Ruh Roh...

Judging by the New Felon League's track record for miscreants and ne'er dowells this year, the other lawyers must be taken.

June 28, 2013  12:42 AM ET

First-degree attempted murder for hitting a guy with a single punch. I think that's kinda absurd.

Unless he just walked up and sucker punched the guy for no reason and with no warning, I'm not sure that's gonna stick.

 
June 28, 2013  01:14 AM ET
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First-degree attempted murder for hitting a guy with a single punch. I think that's kinda absurd.Unless he just walked up and sucker punched the guy for no reason and with no warning, I'm not sure that's gonna stick.

Even if he were a prizefighter the charge would only be assault with a deadly weapon. Not sure what the deal is here.

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