The Miami Dolphins picked up Mark Walton before the season after he was cut by the Cincinnati Bengas due to being arrested three times last offseason.
The 22-year-old, second year player has now been released by the Dolphins following his latest arrested, which is nothing short of despicable.
Walton was through two games of a four-game league suspension for violating the NFL conduct and substance abuse policy stemming from those previous offseason arrests when he was once again arrested early Tuesday morning in Miami.
Walton was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman after allegedly pushing a woman into a wall and punching her several times in her face & head.
Mark Walton was charged w/ aggravated battery of a pregnant woman. He is accused of pushing her into a wall and punching her several times in her face & head, per doc released to ESPN.
Woman is 5 weeks pregnant & Walton is the father.
Developing story: https://t.co/NP9dJPlePj
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 19, 2019
The team announced they released Walton shortly after getting the news, stating, “We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time,” general manager Chris Grier said in a statement.
We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019
Luckily for Walton, he wasn’t caught with weed, so he’ll likely avoid any long suspension from Roger Goodell.