Update: According to Andy Slater, the police matter that prompted the Dolphins to cut RB Mark Walton was the player’s arrest for allegedly punching a woman “several times in the face and head.” She was five weeks pregnant with his son, which Walton learned Saturday.
The Dolphins announced on Tuesday they have waived RB Mark Walton following a police matter involving the running back.
We have waived running back Mark Walton. pic.twitter.com/vXhON24Z4I
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 19, 2019
Walton was in the midst of a four-game suspension related to being arrested three times in less than three months, which ultimately led to his release from the Bengals. He later received six months probation for pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge.
Walton, 22, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bengals back in 2018. Cincinnati waived him and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins.
Walton was in the second year of his four-year, $3,145,348 and was set to make a base salary of $570,000 for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Walton appeared in seven games for the Dolphins and rushed for 201 yards on 53 carries (3.8 YPC) to go along with 15 receptions for 89 yards and no touchdowns.