Former Cowboys RB Randle held on suspicion of rape

Lynette Rowe
September 10, 2018

Randle has been on a descent through through criminal justice system since his time with the team, and on Friday morning caught his most serious charge to date. He served time after being convicted of aggravated battery and burglary.

Randle has been in trouble with the law before - he was arrested 6 times in 17 months including an incident in which he stole underwear and cologne from a department store while he was still playing for the Cowboys.

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is being held without bond on a suspicion of rape in Wichita, Kan., according to multiple outlets that cited jail records.

Randle also is due for sentencing in another felony case on October 9, according to The Wichita Eagle.

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The Washington Post added that Randle has also been arrested for drug possession and abuse of alcohol which is why as a condition of his probation he must remain clean and sober for five years, and stay on his psychiatric medication.

In six games for the Cowboys in 2015, Randle rushed for 315 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries. Soon after he was cut, Randle was arrested at the casino in Kansas.

The Cowboys released Randle in November 2015 reportedly due in part to his involvement in sports gambling. It said he then backed his vehicle into some of the partygoers. The AP reported that Randle was released on probation in June under a plea agreement that allowed prosecutors to seek to put him in prison if he got in trouble again.

After a three-year career with the Oklahoma State Cowboys, where he tacked up 3,085 rushing yards with 40 touchdowns and was a two First-Team All Big 12 selection, Randle enjoyed a short National Football League career.

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