Mark Walton, ex-NFLer, arrested in Pizza Hut disturbance

Former NFL running back Mark Walton is in trouble again, getting arrested Sunday night for an alleged altercation at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Miami.

The 23-year-old Walton was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct after attempting to break a glass window and getting into a fight with a family member who tried to restrain him, Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida first reported, based on a police report of the incident.

The 23-year-old former University of Miami star didn’t appear in any NFL games in 2020 after spending one season with the Cincinnati Bengals and one with the Miami Dolphins.

Walton told police Sunday that he was “disrespected over the phone by one of the employees” of the pizza chain while placing an order. When he arrived, he learned that his order had been canceled and “started banging on the windows trying to pull on the door to gain entry to the business to confront one of the employees,” according to the report.

Walton’s cousin required medical attention, according to witnesses, after he was injured while attempting to restrain the running back.

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Mark Walton
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Walton has been arrested three times in early 2019 on weapons, drugs and battery charges in Miami, earning a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s player conduct and drug policies.

While serving that ban, Walton was busted again in November for allegedly punching his pregnant girlfriend. The Dolphins released him, but aggravated battery charges were dropped against Walton in May of last year.

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