Mark Walton was arrested for marijuana possession in January

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Bengals running back Mark Walton‘s arrest on a battery charge over the weekend wasn’t his first run-in with law enforcement this offseason.

David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reports that court records show that Walton was arrested for marijuana possession on January 16. Walton was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt while driving and a bag of marijuana was found in the car.

Walton’s more recent arrest came after an argument with a couple at his residence. Per the police report, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the building’s garage and got upset when the female half of the couple began filming him with her cell phone camera. He allegedly took the phone from her and “a scuffle ensued and both suffered minor scratches.”

Walton played 14 games with the Bengals after being selected in the fourth round of last year’s draft. Landing in police custody twice this year has Walton on a path to missing some of his second NFL season while serving a suspension.

9 responses to “Mark Walton was arrested for marijuana possession in January

  1. Tighten it up Mark. You have to pick your battles – parking issues should not threaten your freaking livelihood bud…

    Not smart to roll around with no seatbelt on, carrying a bag either. C’mon Man

  2. Battery is bad. So is driving under the influence. But simply driving with weed in the car (it doesn’t say he was smoking it)? Who cares.

  3. Twice? He’s a marginal player who doesn’t seem to get it. I think it would be a good time for Zac Taylor to set the tone and put his stamp on the locker room by cutting the guy. Example time.

  4. Cut him. Send a message that there’s no place for low rent behavior anymore. Let him be someone else’s headache.

  5. The weed and seat belt are too lame to even discuss. As far as the battery, whatever happened to due process? He is assumed to be innocent. I’ve heard he just knocked her phone out of her hand but who knows. There are a lot of stupid athletes out there and also a lot of false accusations. Wait for the facts.

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