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Former Cleveland Browns player indicted on lesser charge in NJ nightclub attack
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, November 1, 2013 6:23 AM EDT
A grand jury has indicted a former NFL player on a lesser charge stemming from an attack on a man outside a northern New Jersey nightclub.
Prosecutors say the 23-year-old critically injured a 24-year-old New York City man with a single blow outside the Palace Gentleman's Club in Paterson on June 23. The man is undergoing rehabilitation for a brain injury.
Walcott was cut from the Cleveland Browns after the incident.
His lawyer tells The Record newspaper his client acted in self-defense and is pleased the attempted murder charge was dropped.
Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com