Report: Cincinnati Bengals running back in legal trouble for third time this year

Cincinnati Bengals reserve running back Mark Walton is in legal trouble for the third time this year.

The Miami Herald reported the former Hurricanes standout is facing felony charges for carrying a concealed weapon, reckless driving and marijuana possession.

They stem from a high-speed car chase in the Miami area in March.

According to court documents, Miami-Dade police officers tried to pull over Walton's rented BMW because it was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. The car abruptly pulled over in the front yard of a home in the 2300 block of Northwest 86th Street.

One officer saw Walton getting out of the car and ordered the him to the ground. The speedy running back fell to the ground, the warrant said, but then "sprang to his feet" and ran off.

During the ensuing chase, Walton was hit with a taser but removed its prongs and fled the scene.

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Earlier this year, Walton was charged with misdemeanor battery after taking a phone from a neighbor in a dispute in a parking garage, and he was arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession in January.

Walton ran for 34 yards on 14 carries in 14 games last season as a rookie for the Bengals, who chose him in the fourth round of the 2018 draft.

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