The Cowboys will fine running back Joseph Randle “significantly” after being arrested for shoplifting, coach Jason Garrett said on Tuesday.
Randle will not be suspended and is expected to play Sunday against the Giants. He was practicing with the Cowboys on Wednesday.
The Cowboys did not announce the specific fine amount, although Garrett repeatedly said it would be “significant.” A source said it could be as much as $30,000.
Randle addressed his teammates Wednesday morning and Garrett felt he handled the situation as well as possible
“He took full responsibility for it,” Garrett said. “There were a lot of circumstances that were surrounding the situation but there are no excuse, no explanations for this and he took full responsibility. He made a really poor decision. He recognizes that, as poor of a decision as he’s ever made in his life.
“Again, there are consequences to those decisions and we made that abundantly clear with him. There are public consequences and there are certainly consequences on this football team and he understands that. He’s going to feel those and we’re going to move forward.”
Randle was arrested by Frisco police on Monday night for shoplifting cologne and underwear. He was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to police, and released after posting bond.
Randle has yet to comment on the situation.
Asked if public humiliation was part of Randle’s punishment, Garrett said: “Hard for me to address that. Joseph came to the facility yesterday. He and I talked about it, we talked about it in length, in detail, he took full responsibility for it and there are consequences to his actions here with the Cowboys. He understands that.”