Dallas Cowboys running Joseph Randle has turned an embarrassingly bad situation into one of possible redemption and financial gain.
Less than a week after being arrested for shoplifting a pair of underwear and a bottle of cologne at a Frisco mall, Randle has a signed an endorsement and marketing deal with MeUndies, a Los Angeles-based underwear company.
Randle was fined $29,500 by the Cowboys last week for his transgression. He was charged by Frisco police with a Class B misdemeanor theft between $50 and $500.
The deal with MeUndies will certainly help offset the fine, but also gives Randle a chance to help others by speaking to area schools and charities about the importance of learning from your mistakes.
Randle and MeUndies will also be donating up to $15,000 worth of underwear and apparel to children of need.
MeUndies officially announced the deal on Twitter Sunday morning under the caption: “Every mistake is a learning opportunity.”
Randle, a fifth-round pick in 2013 from Oklahoma State, has 16 carries for 113 yards backing up NFL-leading rusher DeMarco Murray this season.