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Lack of accountability allowing bad behavior to thrive in sports

I don’t know how it works for you, but I’m held accountable for my words, actions and failures to act. Even when off the clock. Recently, after missing recycling night I was not just held accountable, I caught hell. But what would life be like if we were never held accountable, if we got away with everything? Consider that the Dolphins this week waived RB Mark Walton after his fourth arrest this year. His latest was Tuesday, an alleged 4:15 a.m. assault on a woman reported to be pregnant with his child. Walton, University of Miami man, was suspended for four games on Nov. 4 following three arrests this past offseason that led to the Bengals releasing him in April. In announcing Walton’s removal, Dolphins’ GM Chris Grier defie ...