Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle appears to be getting some much-needed help as his life has spun out of control.
The 24-year-old Randle has been ordered to an inpatient facility for mental health counseling, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. The Star-Telegram reached out to the Sedgwick County [Kansas] court for those documents as well, but a spokesperson said they “are not filed as of yet.”
According to the TMZ report, Randle’s own legal team said the troubled player needed help and a mental health professional recommended Randle receive at least 30 days in an inpatient treatment facility.
The judge in the case, TMZ reported, agreed and ordered Randle to receive treatment as part of his bond. Randle and his attorneys will work with the NFL Players’ Association to select a facility.
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Randle, who is from Wichita, Kan., has been arrested six times in the past 17 months with several bizarre arrests ranging from stealing underwear and cologne from a department store to a casino altercation.
The Cowboys parted ways with Randle in November, and four of his arrests have come after that. Randle was arrested twice last month – for an outstanding speeding warrant and an incident in which he’s been charged with multiple counts of aggravated battery, among others, for trying to drive someone over with his car.
Randle was arrested again Sunday for failure to appear in court.
Randle, a 2013 fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State, has 820 rushing yards on 181 carries with nine touchdowns in his three-year NFL career.