MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton takes a plea deal in court Monday and sentenced to six months’ probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge.
In addition to probation, Walton must take anger management and driving courses and must give up his firearm.READ MORE: Migrants Come Ashore In Bay Harbor Islands
Other charges including marijuana possession and reckless driving were dismissed. The charges stemmed from a March incident in which Walton fled on foot from his rented car after police tried to pull him over. Authorities say they found a rifle and the marijuana in the car.
The 22-year-old Walton played college football at the University of Miami and was a 4th-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2018 NFL draft.READ MORE: Celebrating Progress In The Battle Against HIV/AIDS
He signed with the Dolphins earlier this year.
It has not been determined yet whether the NFL will suspend him for violating its personal conduct policy.MORE NEWS: Workers Rescued From Partially Collapsed Scaffold In Hallandale Beach
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