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Dolphins Release RB Mark Walton After Battery Arrest

It did not take long for the Dolphins to release running back Mark Walton after he was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery of a pregnant person.

Dolphins GM Chris Grier put out a statement on the situation.

“We were made aware of a police matter earlier this morning regarding Mark Walton,” Grier said.

“We hold our players to a high standard and take these matters very seriously. We will have no further comment at this time.”

A report from the Broward County (Fla.) police arrest report states that Walton allegedly pushed the victim against a wall and punched her several times in the face and head after an argument.

The victim is five weeks pregnant, according to the report, and Walton is the father of the child and was made aware of the pregnancy Sunday.

Walton is currently serving a four-game suspension stemming from three arrests last year. The former fourth-round pick was cut by the Cincinnati Bengals in April.

The 22-year-old running back was given a second chance in Miami this season and compiled 201 yards on 53 rushes in seven games.

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