By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Mark Walton may have thrown away his NFL career due to one stupid act. He allegedly struck a pregnant woman.
Due to the allegations levied against Walton, the Miami Dolphins have released the running back, according to ESPN. He has been charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.
Walton allegedly pushed the woman — whose identified was not released — into a wall. He also allegedly ‘pushed her several times in the face and head,’ according the police report.
He was booked into the Broward County Jail.
The authorities have also revealed that the woman — who is pregnant with Walton’s child — had a swollen left eye. She is five weeks pregnant.
According to ESPN, she told the former NFL player that she was pregnant on Sunday. The incident allegedly happened at 4:15 am early Tuesday morning in Davie, Florida following an argument.
“We were made aware of a police matter earlier this morning regarding Mark Walton,” the Dolphins said in a statement. “We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Walton was a fourth-round draft pick in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was then released by the Bengals in April.
With the Bengals, he appeared in 14 games. He had 14 carries for 34 yards and five touchdowns. Walton also had five receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown.
After being picked up by the Dolphins, he appeared in seven games, including four starts. He had 53 carries for 201 yards and 11 touchdowns.
He also had 15 receptions for 89 yards and three touchdowns.