Earlier this week, an NFL running back was reportedly arrested for the third time this offseason. Just days later, the organization announced it had released the former college star.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton was reportedly arrested on Thursday stemming from charges due to a March 12 incident.
Two days later, the organization released a statement announcing Walton has been waived by the team.
New Bengals head coach Zac Taylor issued a statement about the team’s decision:
“We hope his situation gets resolved, but we don’t want to take anything away from the good work that so many other players have already begun to demonstrate.”
The #Bengals have cut RB Mark Walton. The '18 fourth-round pick has been arrested three times this year.
— Fletcher Page (@FletcherPage) April 6, 2019
The announcement comes just days after the Bengals’ running back surrendered to police, according to the Miami Herald, on charges of “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, 22, played college football at Miami. He was a fourth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
The former Hurricane carried the ball 14 times this season for just 34 rushing yards. He added five receptions for 41 receiving yards and failed to find the endzone.
After a rocky start to his NFL career it’s unclear if another team will claim him.