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Ex-NFL Player Behind Bars Again After Robbery Of Man’s Rolex

Miami, FL – Former National Football League (NFL) running back Mark Walton was arrested on Tuesday night after he pointed a gun at a man and stole his Rolex watch.

The arrest report said the incident occurred on Feb. 4 when Walton and a passenger in his black Honda Accord blocked another man’s path when he tried to get into his parked car, according to the Miami Herald.

The victim told police that Walton rolled down the driver’s side window of the Accord and pointed a gun at him.

He told police that Walton said to him, “Give me the bands,” the Miami Herald reported.

The passenger in the Honda got out of the car and began wrestling with the man.

Police said that Walton got out of the car at the point and took a more active role in the robbery, according to the arrest report.

The victim told police he ultimately escaped but not before his Rolex was torn from his wrist, the Miami Herald reported.

Police said Walton’s GPS tracking system, as well as some surveillance video, placed his car at the crime scene.

Officers also recovered a red hooded sweatshirt the victim said Walton had been wearing and a Glock 19 handgun during a search of the former NFL player’s apartment.

He was arrested at his apartment on March 22 and charged with armed robbery, the Miami Herald reported.

Walton was booked into jail and denied bond.

This was not the former running back’s first encounter with law enforcement.

In January of 2021, Walton was arrested after he got into a fight with a Pizza Hut employee while placing an order, the New York Post reported.

Then he went down to the restaurant to confront the person and ended up in handcuffs.

The former professional football player was also involved in a police chase in 2019 and yanked out the prongs after being Tasered, the New York Post reported.

Walton was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession, and reckless driving in connection with that incident.

Also in 2019, Walton was arrested and charged for repeatedly hitting a pregnant woman carrying his baby.

Walton was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2018 NFL draft in the fourth round.

Walton played two years in the NFL with the Bengals and Miami Dolphins and made $1.43 million in salary during his career.

Written by
Tom Gantert

Tom Gantert graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Tom started in the newspaper business in 1983. He has worked at the Jackson Citizen Patriot (Michigan), Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ann Arbor News (Michigan), Vineland Daily-Journal (Michigan), North Hills News Record (Pennsylvania) and USA Today (Virginia). He is also currently the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential, a daily news site of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Tom is the father of a Michigan State Police trooper.

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