NFL Player Arrested For Punching The Pregnant Mother Of His Baby

Miami Dolphin Mark Walton was waived after he was arrested for attacking the pregnant mother of his baby

Davie, FL – The Miami Dolphins waived running back Mark Walton after he was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with striking a pregnant woman carrying his baby.

Walton was arrested on Tuesday and charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, ESPN reported.

He is accused by police of pushing the woman into a wall and then punching her many times in the face and head.

Walton was booked into the Broward County jail, according to ESPN.

The woman had swelling to her left eye that was observed by a police officer. The woman is five weeks pregnant. The woman told police she let Walton know she was pregnant on Sunday.

The alleged attack happened at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in Davie after an argument, according to ESPN.

Walton, 22, has a history of legal trouble. He was through two games of his four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s conduct and substance abuse policy, ESPN reported.

The football player had been arrested three times from January through March when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals released him and then the Dolphins signed Walton in May, according to ESPN.

"We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time," Dolphins’ general manager Chris Grier said, according to ESPN.

Michael Gottlieb, Walton’s attorney, said he didn’t think his client was guilty of the charges as alleged, according to CNN.

Walton played college football at the University of Miami and was a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft. He is the leading rusher for the Dolphins with 201 yards.

Walton had a $514,011 signing bonus and a base salary of $262,059.

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sturnman22
sturnman22

What a crock, if the Dolphins held their players to a higher standard they never would have signed this oft-arrested thug in the first place.

hoss377
hoss377

Just a POS thug,a real tough guy hitting a woman.

flybynight
flybynight

"The football player had been arrested three times from January through March when he was with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals released him and then the Dolphins signed Walton in May, according to ESPN"

So much for high standards 🙄

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

TFN

LEO0301
LEO0301

He probably got away with a lot more when he played for the Hurricane's. Colleges tend to hide those misgivings for the student athlete.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

I had just read another article where a 21 year female died at professional football player’s house from overdose. I know there are some great honest players in the NFL but there also some of the biggest thugs in America.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

HIGH STANDARDS ????

You hired a thug and druggie and you expected something different???

WTF

Just shows how low NFL OWNERS/ Teams will go for $$$$$$

Wish505
Wish505

Nothing lower than a scum bag who would hit a woman let alone a woman who was carrying his child. This guys is a piece of trash. Wonder what the NFL will say/do about this player.

Fearless Foe
Fearless Foe

Standards? Who does the NFL think they are kidding!?

Stanracer
Stanracer

Too much money=the usual suspect.😝👎

Mom2Boys
Mom2Boys

He was obviously not happy with the news she was pregnant with his baby. Dude, if you don’t wanna be a Daddy, get that tiny thing snipped or cover it up. She’s 5 weeks along, if she miscarries after this ... he’s gonna lose even mo’ money. 💸💸💸💸💸

bob95648
bob95648

You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy.

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

N Felon League. Beat a woman makes him a big man,

Dezertgem
Dezertgem

Most of those players are thugs...why people watch any football is beyond me...

Schick56
Schick56

Hold their players to high standards? Sure! Let's hire the idiot the Bengals released, lol

ACSO-Charles-One
ACSO-Charles-One

I am shocked beyond belief that a black, wealthy football player would be using drugs and beating his old lady while with child. OMG, what is the NFL coming to.

61mouse
61mouse

He was Leading rusher with 201 yards thats almost as bad as his crime

Gramercy
Gramercy

THUG...take him off the roster PERMANENTLY, Dolphins....stand up for once and do what is right! The game cannot be the end all in life! The NFL should drop these thugs like hot potatoes...and get a backbone for some morals and strength!

ccreek
ccreek

100 bucks says it ain't his kid and most of these ghetto bimbos are just looking for a paycheck and they push guys past the breaking point........what did she do to make him hit her??? Beeothes are all for equality, so if she is man enough to hit him, he should have the opportunity to denend himself any way he can..........