Ex-Cowboys RB Randle arrested on rape charge
Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle legal issues continued when he was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of rape.
Randle was booked at 3:43 a.m. local time and charged with one count of rape, according to jail records in Sedgwick County, Kan.
No details of the incident were made available and both the prosecutor’s office and Randle’s attorney did not respond to messages seeking more information, according to www.kake.com.
The troubled Randle was arrested a half-dozen times in a 17-month span 2015 and 2016. He has been jailed for a variety of charges and had five criminal charges pending against him at one time.
Randle, who also spent time in a state mental hospital, struck three people with a car as he left a party in Wichita, Kan., in February 2016. He was sentenced to probation in June on multiple charges related to that incident.
In February 2017, Randle was charged with assaulting a fellow inmate in the Sedgwick County (Kan.) jail.
The Cowboys released Randle in November 2015 reportedly due in part to his involvement in sports gambling. Randle denied that allegation.
On Nov. 25, 2015, Randle was arrested following an altercation at a Kansas casino. He was booked on suspicion of criminal threat, assault of a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and interference with a law enforcement officer.
The NFL investigated Randle’s arrest in February 2016. Police refused to pursue charges against him in a domestic disturbance complaint, but the NFL’s investigators determined that Randle violated league policies.
Randle, a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State, was suspended four games by the NFL in November 2015 under the league’s personal conduct policy one week after he was released by the Cowboys.
In October 2014, Randle was in legal trouble related to a shoplifting arrest for stealing underwear and cologne.
In six games for the Cowboys in 2015, Randle rushed for 315 yards and four touchdowns on 76 carries. He added 10 receptions for 86 yards. Since joining the Cowboys in 2013, Randle played in 35 games and rushed for 822 yards and nine touchdowns.