Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton surrendered to police on Thursday and is facing four charges, including a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon, following Walton's third off-the-field incident this year. he is facing misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence, marijuana possession and reckless driving, in addition to the felony charge. All charges are related to an incident that occurred in Miami on March 12.
The Miami Herald reported that police officers attempted to pull Walton's car over because they said it was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. Walton pulled the car in front of a house and officers ordered him to the ground as he was exiting the car. Walton began to run and was subdued with a gun, but he had discharged the prongs and escaped, according to the report.
This is the third incident for Walton in 2019. 16. In that incident, Walton allegedly grabbed a phone from his neighbor during an argument in a parking garage. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession or marijuana on Jan. 16. He has a hearing scheduled for June 5 for that charge.
Walton was also arrested in 2016 on drunken driving charges when he was 19. Those charges were later dropped, and Walton's attorney duty reporters that Walton was the victim of a setup
Walton, 22, was selected by the Bengals out of Miami in the fourth round of the 2018 draft. Walton played mostly on special teams and carried the ball only 14 times in 2018, rushing for 34 yards, an average of 2.4 yards per carry.
A statement from the Bengals said the team is currently gathering information and offered no further comment at this time.