A week ago, University of Miami coach Mark Richt gathered in the middle of his players after the end of spring ball and implored his players to stay on the right path. He then told the media a couple of minutes later that depth is an issue and it’s important that “everyone takes care of their business.”
So what happens? One of the Hurricanes’ top players gets in trouble. Miami running back Mark Walton, 19, has been suspended from the team following an arrest early Saturday morning for suspicion of DUI. There are additional charges against Walton pending, according to The Miami Herald and The Associated Press. He was caught around 3:30 a.m. The drinking age in Florida is 21. Reportedly, he was driving with a suspended license. Also, a potential charge being investigated is whether Walton impersonated a police officer.
Walton appeared to the front-runner for the No. 1 tailback spot after a solid spring, which included 10 carries for 56 yards in the final spring scrimmage. Now, it’s likely the No. 1 battle will be between Joe Yearby and Gus Edwards. Yearby did… Get access to the rest of this article and unlimited access to the rest of ACCSports.com when you upgrade to Premium Access! Click on the button below to view all the benefits of becoming a Premium Access member.
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