With everyone so wrapped up in the Aaron Hernandez murder case, it was easy to forget that another player in the NFL is also facing some type of murder charge. The Cleveland Browns cut undrafted rookie linebacker Ausar Walcott last week when he was charged with attempted murder after a fight he was in has kept the another man in a medically induced coma.
What makes this case ironic is that Walcott was working with his Alma mater to teach high school kids how bad decisions could take away your athletic career according to the Bergan Record and now Walcott is living proof of that. What a way to drive home a point.
Via the Bergan Record, Walcott was making an impact on some of the kid’s lifes.
Ausar Walcott was working out at the school with his former coaches, getting ready for a tryout last month with the Cleveland Browns. The players looked up to him. One, a 14-year-old who had been getting into trouble, seemed transformed after spending time with Ausar Walcott, quickly establishing himself as one of the hardest-working players on the team, said Gordon Whiting, an assistant coach. “He saved the kid’s life,” Whiting said
This isn’t the first time Walcott has been in trouble either. He was suspended by his college team after he was charged with battery and assault once again stemming from a fight. The charges were ultimately dropped. In this case, regardless if he’s convicted, it looks like Walcott’s NFL career will be over before it began.