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Former Canes- now Bengals RB Mark Walton in more trouble

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Former Miami Hurricanes star, now Bengals RB Mark Walton is in trouble, yet again, in this offseason. And, you have to wonder if this his latest arrest is going to be the end of his career, which just began last year, in Cincinnati?

The Miami Herald reported Thursday, that Walton had turned himself in to Miami-Dade Police on an outstanding felony warrant for an incident earlier in March:

From the Herald item,

Walton is being charged carrying a 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.

According to court documents, Miami-Dade police officers tried to pull over Walton’s rented BMW because it was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. The car abruptly pulled over in the front yard of a home in the 2300 block of Northwest 86th Street.

One officer saw Walton getting out of the car and ordered him to the ground. The speedy running back fell to the ground, the warrant said, but then “sprang to his feet” and ran off.

During the foot chase, an officer shot Walton in the back with a Taser stun gun, the warrant said. But Walton dislodged the electrified prongs, ran off and vanished, police said.

Officers searched the car and found 14 grams of marijuana, a 9mm carbine rifle and several fully loaded clips, police said. The rifle had been legally purchased by the running back, records show. Walton had also rented the BMW in his own name, police said. The officer who fired the stun gun also identified Walton as the man who led him on a chase.

This is not the only time Walton has been in trouble, since the season ended.

As we wrote in February, he allegedly got into the dispute with a woman that he did not know, and was arrested by the Miami Police Department. The incident occurred in a parking garage at Walton’s residence over a dispute about Walton’s car blocking the entrance.

When an unidentified woman apparently attempted to record Walton using her cell phone, Walton grabbed the phone and struggled with the woman trying to get it back. Walton was taken into custody on a charge of battery.

The former Miami Hurricane was a 4th round pick of the Bengals a year ago who was active for 14 games but only carried the ball 14 times on the season for just 34 yards. He had an additional five catches for 41 yards on the year.

Walton is also awaiting a third different trial on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge from January of this year.

The Bengals fired Marvin Lewis at the end of the season and have just hired former Rams offensive coordinator Zach Taylor, as their new head coach.

Walton is likely facing NFL discipline for violations of the player conduct policy and this combined with the new coaching staff could end his time in Cincinnati soon.

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