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Browns Release Rookie After Being Charged With First-Degree Attempted Murder

The full moon of strange continues to shine on the NFL world.

Stephen Dunn

Although Aaron Hernandez has claimed the role for major NFL headline, he's not the only player finding himself in a world of trouble.

Cleveland Browns rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott turned himself over to authorities Tuesday night to face charges of attempted murder. According to reports, Walcott allegedly punched Derrick Jones, 24, outside of a night club in New Jersey around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Authorities said on Wednesday that Jones remains in critical condition.

Walcott, who was being held on $500,000 bail, is being charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree aggravated assault and third-degree engaging a victim.

Taking a cue from the New England Patriots, the Browns released Walcott on Wednesday. According to the NFL Network, the decision was made without hesitation because the Browns "will not tolerate that kind of behavior."