Miami Dolphins’s running back Mark Walton was waived by the team after he was alleged of assaulting a pregnant woman.
According to a Broward County arrest report obtained by NFL.com, Walton allegedly pushed the victim against a wall and punched her several times in the face and head after an argument. The victim is five weeks pregnant, according to the report, and Walton is the father of the child and was made aware of the pregnancy Sunday.
“We were made aware of a police matter earlier this morning regarding Mark Walton,” Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said. “We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Walton, at the time of being waived, was already in the middle of a four game suspension.
He had released a statement through his agent after he had received a suspspension, which read: “As most of you know, I was involved in some incidents this offseason that I am now receiving a 4-game suspension for. I want to apologize to the Miami Dolphins, the fans, my friends and family and I take full responsibility for my actions. I want to thank the Dolphins for giving me this opportunity and will make the most of this chance as a person and player when I return.”
According to arrest report, Mark Walton allegedly pushed woman against the wall, punched her several times in face and head. She is 5 weeks pregnant. Walton was allegedly just made aware of pregnancy.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) November 19, 2019
Now, he latest allegations on him of assaulting a pregnant woman lead him to being waived by the Dolphins team, which had previously said that it will not tolerate any cases of misconduct by players.
“The conduct of our players is very important and Mark has done everything we’ve asked of him both on and off the field since signing with the Dolphins. We look forward to having him back at the conclusion of his suspension,” coach Brian Flores said in a statement as per ESPN.