Bengals waive Mark Walton before his sophomore season in the NFL

Mark Walton

Mark Walton

The Bengals announced on Saturday that they've released former UM star running back Mark Walton, who's been arrested three times this offseason.

One of Taylor's first moves as a head coach was cutting loose Vontaze Burfict, stressing a fresh start for both parties.

Just two days before being waived, Walton had given himself up to authorities on felony charges of possession of a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and reckless driving.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton (32) reacts after tackling Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Moore (not pictured) during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. "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".

That evening, police tried to pull over Walton as he drove erratically. Walton pulled the vehicle over in front of a house, and officers ordered him to the ground as he was exiting the auto.

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According to police, Walton's vehicle contained 14 grams of marijuana and a 9mm carbine rifle.

Aside from the March 12 charges, Walton is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after he allegedly got into a fight with his neighbor February 16. A month later, he was accused of assaulting a woman in Miami during an argument in a parking garage.

Walton, 21, has had a tumultuous off-season, starting in January when he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession.

The Bengals drafted Walton in the fourth round previous year out of the University of Miami. He saw limited action, gaining 34 yards on 14 carries.

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