Mark Walton’s career in the National Football League is likely over, but things continue to get worse in his personal life.
Walton was arrested 3 times in a month last summer, then he got arrested again for allegedly assaulting a pregnant woman during the season, which finally got him cut from the Dolphins.
Now, another woman is speaking out against him assaulting her.
“In March, a woman told police that her longtime boyfriend, after an argument, punched her repeatedly as they drove through Miami Gardens. When she escaped his Jaguar, he dragged her by the foot back to the car, punching her again and again, badly enough that it left her lip swollen and bleeding, she said.
The woman’s attorney told the Miami Herald that Miami Gardens police didn’t seek an interview until November, when Walton was arrested in Davie, Florida, after he allegedly pushed the woman, who was pregnant, into a wall and punched her several times in the face and head.
That boyfriend was Mark Walton, the troubled NFL running back who was later signed by the Miami Dolphins.
Walton, 22, is a former University of Miami star running back who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. But the team cut him after he picked up three arrests in Miami-Dade during the off-season.
The first, in January, was a minor marijuana possession charge. Then on Feb. 16, Miami police said, Walton snatched a phone from a neighbor at his Brickell condo building during an argument in a parking garage. He was charged with misdemeanor battery for the ensuing scuffle.
Finally, Walton was charged with felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving stemming from a high-speed car chase that happened on the night of March 12 in North Miami-Dade. During the arrest, Walton was shot with a police stun gun.”
A Dolphins spokesman told the Herald the team had been unaware of the March accusations upon signing him in May.
Walton was released by the Miami Dolphins following the November arrest, as he was already serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy relating to three offseason arrests between January and March, which led to his release by the Cincinnati Bengals.