Dolphins sign running back Mark Walton despite 3 arrests in offseason

Dolphins sign running back Mark Walton despite 3 arrests in offseason

How long he stays there is up to him. He'd be nothing more than depth for the Dolphins and can be ignored in all fantasy leagues if he signs in Miami.

But Walton has no room for error if he wants to stay on the team.

He is facing a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon along with three misdemeanor charges: resisting an officer without violence, marijuana possession and reckless driving from the March 12 incident, a battery charge in the February 16 case, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana from the january 16 arrest.

Walton, who received a tryout at rookie minicamp, was the Cincinnati Bengals' fourth-round pick in 2018, but the team waived him last month after the 21-year-old was arrested three times in 2019.

The Dolphins surely factored that into their decision to sign him.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores told reporters he believes people deserve a second chance.

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"I don't want to judge people based on one incident (or) two incidents", Flores said via ESPN. "I think it's a case-by-case situation for a player and just for people in general".

Walton's legal issues were discussed before bringing him in, Flores added.

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 is thankful for the opportunity with the Dolphins. But I know what I got to do while I'm here.

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

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