Dolphins sign running back Mark Walton, who was arrested three times in three months

The Miami Dolphins signed Mark Walton, a former University of Miami running back who has been arrested three times this year, on Sunday.

Walton was waived by the Cincinnati Bengals in April following news of his third arrest.

He's facing a felony charge for carrying a concealed weapon, as well as misdemeanor charges for marijuana possession, reckless driving and resisting a police officer without violence following the March incident, according to multiple reports.

Walton in February was charged with misdemeanor battery. He was also charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession in January.

“I think people deserve a second chance. I believe that,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Saturday, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

“I think that’s the case. I don’t want to judge people based on one incident, two incidents. I think it’s a case-by-case situation for a player and just for people in general. That’s kind of my stance.”

Walton, 22, had 14 carries for 34 yards during his rookie season with the Bengals. He was drafted in the fourth round after three seasons with the Hurricanes. 

 

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