DEVI, Florida. “The Miami Dolphins refused to run back to Mark Walton after he was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of poisoning a pregnant woman’s battery.”
According to a police document published by ESPN, Walton is accused of having pushed a woman into the wall and hit her face and head several times. Walton is currently in Broward County Prison.
An officer called to the scene noticed a swelling of the woman’s left eye. The woman is pregnant for five weeks, and Walton is the father.
The alleged poisoned battery occurred at 4:15 AM on Tuesday in Davy, Florida, after a quarrel.
A message to Walton's agent for a response was not immediately returned.
Walton, 22, held two of four league games for violating the NFL’s behavior and substance abuse policy due to his three off-season arrests from January to March. He was released by the Cincinnati Bengals after these arrests, and the Dolphins signed him in May.
Dolphins initially expected Walton to return after he left office, but they immediately released him when they said they were informed of a police case regarding a second-year player on Tuesday morning.
“We keep our players at a high level and take these issues very seriously. We will no longer have comments, ”said CEO Chris Grier.
Dolphins are currently probably on the market for new lead starting in 2020. Kalen Ballage took this role in Walton's absence with little success, averaging just 1.9 yards per carry. Patrick Laird and Miles Gaskin got a limited number of reps for Ballage. The trio, along with De & # 39; Lance Turner, will carry the load until the end of the season.
Walton, the fourth round of 2018 from the University of Miami, is ahead of the Dolphins with 201 racing yards by 3.8 yards per carry. He also has 15 moves for 89 yards. The league allowed Walton to be at the command site and attend meetings during his suspension from work without pay.
Walton received a six-month probationary period as part of the August plea bargain to allow for three off-season trials. Walton's probationary period was later released after he complied with the terms of the court. Walton's lawyer, Michael Gottlieb, said in August that his client was charged with the most serious criminal offense for carrying concealed weapons after his arrest in March, reduced to being charged with open disciplinary responsibility of the second degree after not invoking a contest. Walton was arrested after a car chase with police. The plea bargain reduced the maximum length of his imprisonment from five years to 60 days.
Walton also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and reckless driving, and the marijuana charge for the crime was dropped from the March arrest. As part of the deal, Walton also received a drug charge after his arrest in January, and the battery charge from his arrest in February was dropped. Walton also had to attend a driving school after claiming reckless driving.