Dolphins sign former Bengals RB Mark Walton despite offseason arrests

Walton was previously charged with battery on February 16 and misdemeanor possession of marijuana on January 16.

Former Bengals running back Mark Walton landed with the Dolphins after being arrested three times this year.

Walton is facing felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, and reckless driving following a high-speed auto chase in March that ended with him vanishing after being shot with a stun gun. Taylor briefly spoke on the "unfortunate" situation and that was that. Trying to leave a good impression on the coaches. Two incidents. I think it's a case by case situation for a player and for people in general.

It's not clear yet if the NFL would suspend him for violating the league's personal conduct policy. He was released earlier this offseason after being arrested for the third time in three months. "For that reason, we felt it best if we move forward without Mark Walton".

But Walton has surfaced again with the Miami Dolphins on a tryout basis, which was perhaps the only place he'd get one last shot given his Miami Hurricanes background.

Walton was born in Miami, went to high school at Booker T. Washington and played college football at the University of Miami.

Although he only racked up 34 yards on 14 carries last season, he put up 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore at Miami. The team also picked running back Myles Gaskin in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

The 21-year-old was invited to Miami's rookie minicamp this weekend for a tryout and told reporters on Saturday that he was thankful for the opportunity. We wanted to definitely take a look at him, see if he was a fit for us, you know, on the field, off the field.