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Ex-Cowboys running back Joseph Randle arrested for assaulting officer at Kansas casino

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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is in legal trouble again.

Randle, who was cut by the Cowboys earlier this month, spent Tuesday night in a Kansas county jail on charges of assaulting a police officer, criminal threat, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing and interference with a law enforcement officer, the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

He posted a $25,000 bail before noon Wednesday.

Randle was arrested by Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission officers at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan., Tuesday at about 10:30 p.m. He was becoming “belligerent” while playing blackjack when two casino officers tried to escort him off the property, gaming commission spokesman Fred Waller said.

Randle’s verbal confrontation with the officers soon became physical. No officers were injured, Waller said, but Randle was arrested and taken to the Sumner County jail.

The 23-year-old attended high school in Wichita, about 20 minutes north of the Kansas Star Casino, before playing at Oklahoma State. In February, he was arrested in Wichita for marijuana possession. Last year, he was arrested for shoplifting at a mall in Frisco.

Randle was released by the Cowboys on Nov. 3, and he hasn’t signed with another team. He currently has two games left of a four-game suspension for violating the NFL personal conduct policy.

Ryan Osborne: 817-390-7684, @RyanOsborneFWST

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