Bengals running back Mark Walton arrested for the third time
Mark Walton just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The Bengals running back was arrested again, his third arrest of the offseason, according to David Ovalle of The Miami Herald.
Ovalle writes that Walton “surrendered Thursday to face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving stemming from a high-speed car chase that happened on the night of March 12 in North Miami-Dade.”
Walton was pulled over a few weeks ago, and ran away from his car after stopping. Officers shot him with a taser gun, but Walton apparently pulled out the prongs, kept running, and vanished. “Officers searched the car and found 14 grams of marijuana, a 9 mm carbine rifle and several fully loaded clips,” Ovalle continues.
The running back was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery on February 16th for snatching a phone during an argument with his neighbor. Back in January, he was again arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge.
Walton was a star at Miami, but fell to the fourth round of last year’s draft. He didn’t play much as a rookie, carrying the ball just 14 times for 34 yards. He added five catches for 41 yards.
Given that Walton played so sparingly, and the Bengals are committed to Joe Mixon as their featured running back for the near future, the team isn’t exactly tied to him. Cincinnati has a new coach who didn’t draft him, and the Bengals are probably fed up with the headlines he’s been making. He’s likely to face some sort of discipline from the league, and the Bengals could decide to cut him.