Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested in Kansas Sunday morning on three counts of aggravated battery, one count of drug possession, and one count of criminal damage, according to a TMZ report. The incident marks the fourth arrest for the 24-year-old Randle in a little over a calendar year.
While still on the Dallas roster, Randle was arrested last February after police found marijuana in his hotel room. In November, just three weeks after being waived, Randle was arrested at a Kansas casino and charged with one felony and five misdemeanors. And earlier this month, Randle was stopped and booked on a speeding charge.
Sadly, those instances don’t mark the only off-the-field trouble with which Randle has been connected. Based on his arrests, he was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Teams had had interest in possibly pursuing Randle before than ban was announced in November, and his latest string of incidents won’t help him find another job any time soon.
Additionally, Randle is also facing accusations that his release from the Cowboys due in part to his partaking in sports betting. Sources told Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News that the club believed Randle “showed signs of mental instability,” and owner Jerry Jones confirmed the Cowboys were worried about Randle’s betting, but denied any evidence showed Randle bet on NFL contest. For his part, Randle denied the charges altogether.
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