Joseph Randle made bad decisions, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says
Joseph Randle was arrested without incident early Monday morning in Irving after a routine warrant check revealed the former Dallas Cowboys running back was wanted for speeding in Coppell, police information officer James McLellan said.
Randle, 24, was taken into custody by Irving Police shortly after 3 a.m. in the 1700 block of Finley Road after police received a “suspicious circumstance call.”
According to police, Randle rang the doorbell at the home of his ex-girlfriend, but he was not welcomed there by the residents.
Randle’s arrest Monday morning was his fourth in the last two years.
Officers found Randle in a car near the home and asked why he was there. Randle said he had driven to Texas to try to find a car that had gone missing in Kansas.
Randle said he had been unsuccessful in locating the car and was hoping to get some sleep before heading back to Kansas, his home state.
McLellan said Randle’s answers “made no logical sense” as to why he made the road trip.
Randle was released after a $359 bond was posted.
This is the latest of legal troubles for Randle, who opened last season as the Cowboys’ starting running back but was cut on Nov. 3.
In October 2014, Randle was arrested by Frisco police after attempting to steal a tester bottle of cologne and underwear from a department store.
Randle started the first six games for the Cowboys in 2015 but was released Nov. 3.
Then, in February 2015, Randle found himself at the center of a domestic violence call in his hometown of Wichita, Kan., and was arrested on a marijuana possession charge, which was later dropped. Investigators looked into the domestic violence allegations for three months but decided there was a lack of evidence to charge Randle.
In late November, three weeks after being cut by the Cowboys, Randle was arrested again, this time at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kan. Randle faces four misdemeanor charges in that case, according to The Wichita Eagle: two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of criminal trespass and one count of resisting arrest.
With continued run-ins with the law, it’s hard to see Randle being given a chance to resume his NFL career. The 2013 fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State has 820 rushing yards on 181 carries with nine rushing touchdowns over 35 games in his three-year career.