On Tuesday morning, the Miami Dolphins waived second-year running back Mark Walton hours after he was arrested, and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman in South Florida.
We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019
According to ESPN, Walton 22, is being accused of pushing a woman into a wall and punching her several times in her face and head, leaving her with a swollen eye.
Sources states the alleged woman is 5 weeks pregnant and Walton is the father.
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 troubled running back was nearing the end of his 4-game suspension for violating the NFL conduct and substance abuse policy, stemming from three arrests last offseason. A Florida court sentenced Walton in August to six months’ probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge.
Walton had been eligible to return in time for the Week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.