A former NFL running back was arrested on Tuesday, March 22, in Florida for armed robbery after he reportedly pointed a gun at a man and stole his Rolex watch, as the troubled former football player continues to face a future outside of the league.

Twenty-four-year-old Mark Walton and an unnamed accomplice reportedly blocked an unidentified man’s path using his car, before rolling down his down and demanding that the man give up his belongings. The accomplice then left the car and struggled with the man, getting his Rolex before the victim escaped, according to the Miami Herald.

Walton’s car, a Honda Accord, was placed on the crime scene as well as Walton’s apartment afterward using a GPS tracking system, with police recovering a handgun from his residence before arresting him.

The former football star reportedly confessed to something, but the specific crime for which he confessed to was not indicated in the police report.

Walton was drafted in 2018 by the Cincinnati Bengals, their fourth pick overall, before being dropped by the team due to incurring multiple arrests during his stay in the team, including a misdemeanor battery charge and a reckless driving charge that caused police officers to use a taser on him, the New York Post reported.

After that incident, the Miami Dolphins signed him in 2019 before dropping him that same year after he committed aggravated battery on his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time. He was given a no-contact order, which he violated in 2020.

The troubled football star was also arrested last year after an incident in a Pizza Hut where he got violent after confronting an employee due to a canceled order. His cousin was found by police bleeding in the parking lot after he attempted to de-escalate the situation.

As of press time, Walton has been denied bail. It is unclear if Walton has acquired the services of an attorney, and he has not made a statement regarding his arrest at this time.

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Former NFL running back Mark Walton was arrested on Tuesday for armed robbery, reportedly stealing the Rolex of the victim before leaving the crime scene. This is a representational image. Keith Johnston/Unsplash.

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