Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton was waived by the team on Tuesday morning following his latest bout of legal trouble, and his NFL career could be over if the allegations against him are true.
The Dolphins announced in a statement that they are parting ways with Walton after they were “made aware of a police matter” involving the 22-year-old. According to multiple reports, Walton was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman after he allegedly punched a woman who is five weeks pregnant with his child “several times in the face and head.”
SLATER SCOOP: Mark Walton was arrested early Tuesday morning in South Florida.
The RB is accused of punching a woman “several times in the face and head,” an exclusively-obtained document says.
Police say the woman is 5 weeks pregnant and Walton is the father.
— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) November 19, 2019
Walton, a former star at the University of Miami, is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct and substance abuse policies. That suspension stemmed from separate incidents involving the police , but Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said earlier this month that Walton’s behavior had been good since he joined the team and that he would be back following the suspension.
Walton took over as the Dolphins’ featured back after they traded Kenyan Drake, and he rushed for 201 yards on 53 carries. He is likely facing a lengthy suspension in the wake of the alarming allegations, and it would be a surprise if any team signs him going forward.
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