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In November 2019 Mark Walton was charged with allegedly attacking a woman who was five months pregnant with his child. According to Ian Rapoport those charges have been dropped by the State of Florida. Walton was arrested a total of five times between January 2019 and February 2020.
Currently a free agent, and formerly a member of the Bengals and Dolphins, Walton's talents on the field have likely not been notable enough for NFL owners to look past his frequent legal woes, let alone the public relations headache signing him onto their team would create. Nevertheless, he is still only 23 years old and there is a long list of players having returned to the game after being accused of equal or worse crimes.
Mark Walton was waived by the Dolphins Tuesday.
In relation to three off-season arrests, Walton was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct and abuse policies. After his latest off the field issue on Tuesday, Walton was ultimately cut by the Dolphins. With Walton no longer in the mix, look for Kalen Ballage, Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin to lead the the Dolphins backfield.
Mark Walton has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's conduct and substance abuse policy. He'll be eligible to play next December 2nd against the Jets.
It has been reported that this suspension is a result of three offseason arrests and not because of a new issue. He combined for 41 yards on 15 touches in Week 9's win over the Jets, and now he'll be kept off the field until December 2nd. Kalen Ballage will lead Miami's backfield while Walton is suspended.
Mark Walton rushed 12 times for 29 yards and caught three of his four targets for 12 yards in the Dolphins' Week 9 win over the Jets.
Even in the Dolphins' first win of the season, the ground game was ineffective. Walton does not look to be a strong fantasy option, even with a decent workload. He's an unexciting RB3/Flex play based on volume for next week's tilt against the Colts.
Mark Walton rushed 11 times for 35 yards and caught three of his six targets for 19 yards in the Dolphins' Week 8 loss to the Steelers. He fumbled once.
Walton was the clear lead back in this game, but the limitations of the Dolphins offense showed themselves. Walton is a fine back-end starter on volume alone, but the anemic offense caps his floor and ceiling both. Next week is a solid spot against the Jets at least.