Mere hours after turning himself in to Passaic County police, LB Ausar Walcott was released by the Cleveland Browns. He was an undrafted free agent, fighting for a roster spot. He'd participated in their offseason minicamps, and by many accounts, had played well. But udfa (Undrafted Free Agents) aren't given much leeway, and must really excel on and off the field in order to make the team.
The Browns have pretty much zero obligation to stand behind Walcott in this affair. He put himself in this position while at home, not involved with team activities or other team members. In fact, getting into a fight/altercation/situation/whatever outside a strip club was likely enough to get him waived, regardless of the arrest or charge. The fact that he was charged with attempted murder, which makes it a juicy headline for ESPN, was just the icing on the cake.
This was probably one of the easiest decisions new Head Coach Rob Chudzinski and new GM Michael Lombardi will make all year.