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Video surfaces of former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle stealing underwear, cologne

Joseph Randle’s fall from grace in the NFL has been baffling.
Joseph Randle’s fall from grace in the NFL has been baffling. Star-Telegram

Joseph Randle is no longer with the Dallas Cowboys and, for the time being, is serving a four-game suspension while being out of the NFL.

But Randle still finds himself in the news with TMZ.com rehashing an infamous off-field incident from October 2014, releasing video of him stealing underwear and cologne from a Frisco mall.

Randle was charged with misdemeanor theft for the incident, and he called it “the biggest mistake of my life” at the time. The Cowboys punished Randle by giving him an undisclosed fine.

Randle eventually recovered from that, and went into this season projected to lead a running back committee to fill the void left by DeMarco Murray. But Randle never established himself and that, coupled with his off-field baggage and concerns over his mental health, eventually led to his release on Nov. 3.

Randle, 23, has since been suspended for four weeks by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy in February, an incident in which he was arrested for possession of marijuana (which has been dropped) and investigated for a domestic violence call (which has been dropped as well).

Randle, a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State, finished his Cowboys tenure with 820 rushing yards on 181 carries with nine touchdowns.

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