Mark Walton Arrested For Domestic Violence

The Dolphins cut running back Mark Walton earlier this morning, and now we know why. Miami alluded to a new legal issue in their brief statement announcing the waiving, and it turns out it’s quite serious.

Walton was arrested early this morning and accused of “punching a woman ‘several times in the face and head,’” according to Andy Slate of Fox Sports Radio (Twitter link). Slater reports that the woman is pregnant and that Walton is the father. Walton was officially charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, tweets Cameron Wolfe of Walton just found out he was the father on Sunday, tweets Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. This is far from Walton’s first off-field incident, as he was arrested three times in a span of just a few months earlier this year.

Walton is currently serving a four-game suspension as a result of those arrests. Miami knew Walton was facing a suspension when they signed him, and they issued a statement sticking by him when he was hit with the ban. Walton’s previous arrests were relatively minor, and obviously this is by far the most serious.

If the initial charges prove to be true, Walton is certainly looking at a lengthy suspension and it’s quite possible his NFL career is over. The former University of Miami star had become the Dolphins’ unquestioned starter in the wake of the Kenyan Drake trade, and that might turn out to be the only significant action of his briefly promising career. Walton was drafted by the Bengals in the fourth-round back in 2018, and was released after his string of arrests. More details will likely trickle out soon, and we’ll keep you posted.

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25 comments on “Mark Walton Arrested For Domestic Violence

  1. Lefty_Orioles_Fan

    This guy is no bargain, what kind of father will he be?
    Clearly not getting off on the right foot

  2. George Ruth

    I said it was a big mistake when the Dolphins signed Walton & I was roasted for it, Well I was proven right by this latest incident with Walton & the fact that the Dolphins cut him.

  3. crosseyedlemon

    As long as players like this exist in the NFL, Goodell’s pet project to export the game to London and other foreign cities will remain a pipe dream.

    • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

      I keep trying to find the common denominator between Mark Walton, Rae Carruth, O.J. Simpson, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, Mike Vick, Donte Stallworth, Jovan Belcher, Dwayne Goodrich, Pacman Jones, Lawrence Phillips, Darren Sharper, Kellen Winslow and many, many others, but can’t figure it out.

      Go NFL!

      • Crycket

        You forgot to add Ben Roethlisberger, but I’m willing to bet you left him out intentionally. Because, you know, skewed statistics.

        • BuckarooBanzai

          He left off Hernandez so his “point” is pretty clear

          You could say it’s “Black & White”

          • GabeOfThrones

            They usually disable comments on posts such as this. Now we all know why.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I know your eyesight is better than mine but I’m pretty sure none of these guys will be mistaken for altar boys.

  4. Gumby82

    I refuse to believe that any football player from the U could be a potential criminal.

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