Walton was waived by the Bengals on Saturday.
Walton was arrested Thursday for the third time this year following felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving driving stemming from a March 12 incident near Miami. It seems likely Walton will need to put his legal issues in the past before he'll be able to resume his football career.
Walton surrendered Thursday to face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving stemming from a March 12 incident near Miami, Fl., David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reports.
Walton is, reportedly, already facing two other criminal cases in the form of a misdemeanor battery charge from February and a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge from January. The former Hurricanes running back is coming off a disappointing rookie campaign in which he averaged just 2.4 yards over 14 rushing attempts, and these legal issues are doing Walton no favors in advance of his second season.
Walton is potentially facing misdemeanor battery charges after being arrested Friday in Miami, David Orvalle of The Miami Herald reports.
Walton apparently got into a scuffle outside his condo with the police indicating the incident began due to the fact his vehicle was blocking the building's parking garage. The 21-year-old is currently free on bond, while the league office is likely to do their own investigation to see if the incident warrants any further action.
Walton was barely used on offense this season, netting 14 carries for 34 yards and five catches for 41 yards. The fourth-round pick might take over Giovani Bernard's backup role next season, but that's far from guaranteed. He could just as easily be waiver bait, pending what the Bengals do in the draft and free agency this offseason.
Walton earned one 10-yard carry during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Broncos
The carry snapped a three-game streak in which the rookie had not recorded a single touch. Part of that can be attributed to the fact that the Bengals started a first-time starter on Sunday, and in a related point, the running game was working for them. Walton figures to continue to get a little more action with Jeff Driskel under center for the remainder of the season, but as he's behind both Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard, he isn't likely to see a much bigger opportunity to enjoy Sunday's matchup against a middle-of-the-road Chargers run defense.