Serious allegations involving a charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman have been levied against NFL running back Mark Walton. While a suspension is almost certain, Walton no longer has an NFL team to call his own, as the Dolphins have released the 22-year-old running in the wake of the allegations.
The Dolphins released a statement via social media regarding the release of the running back:
We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019
The woman in question is allegedly pregnant with Walton’s child.
Walton was already serving a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy and in connection to three previous arrests.
Can confirm that ex-Dolphins RB Mark Walton was arrested this morning on a charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant person.
“I can tell you he cooperated with the police department and surrendered this morning,” Michael Gottlieb, an attorney for Walton, told @usatodaysports.
— Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad) November 19, 2019
A fourth-round pick by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 2018 NFL Draft, Walton appeared in 14 games for the Bengals as a rookie but was cut in the offseason as his suspension loomed. The Dolphins signed him in May and started him in four games this season.
For his career, Walton has 235 yards on 67 carries and 20 catches for 130 yards.
Miami has won two of its last three after starting the season 0-7. They will play against the Browns in Cleveland this week.