Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested for the sixth time in a span of 18 months and this time for failing to appear on court, though police have not commented on what or which charges he was arrested for.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Randle was arrested and booked at Sedgwick County Jail in Kansas on Sunday and records showed that his bail is set at $150,000.
Randle was cut from the Cowboys’ line-up last year and since then has been in and out of jail.
Randle was arrested in Wichita, Kansas on Feb. 21 for aggravated battery, possession of drugs and criminal damage to property. During his court appearance, Randle stated that he could not afford a lawyer or bail and requested the court to lower his bail to $5,000 for the original $10,000 set bail so that he could be released and could be signed in by another team.
His request was denied by the judge and was held in jail for four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, criminal destruction of property and possession of marijuana. He was then released on March 3 on a bond.
This was not the first time he got into trouble with the law. The 24-year old Wichita, Kansas native was also arrested on Feb. 1 at his home on Irving, Texas for an outstanding warrant for speeding and has a bail set at $359.
Randle was also arrested a week before that following his November 2015 case wherein he was allegedly drink and was asked to leave the Kansas Star Casino. As he was being escorted out, he spit on the floor and assaulted the casino security officials. His bond was then set at $25,000.
Randle was also arrested on Feb. 4 2015 but was not booked in jail for unlawful possession of marijuana. Authorities showed up at a hotel after receiving a call for domestic violence with a weapon. They found Randle and a 22-year-old woman at the hotel and observed marijuana in the room, which was rented to Randle.
Randle was issued a notice to appear in front of a judge. He was not booked and a mug shot was not taken. In April of 2015, the Wichita district attorney’s office announced that Randle would not face any charges, due to a lack of evidence.
He was also arrested on Oct. 13, 2014 for a Class B Theft that valued from $50 to $500 at Dillard’s Department Store in Frisco, Texas. He was arrested, brought in and released on bond. The items he was accused of stealing were men’s underwear and cologne. But in July 2015, Randle was put on 180 days of deferred adjudication probation, and that the theft charge could be set aside if he completes successful probation.
Randle was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and served as backup to DeMarco Murray. When Murray got injured, Randle finished his first year with the Cowboys with 164 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Last season, he was named the starter after Murray left on free agency. He started the first 6 games, until suffering a strained oblique and being substituted against the New York Giants. On October 28, he was demoted to a reserve role and left the team’s facility after learning the news and also being faced with a possible suspension by the league.
On November 3, he was waived with the Cowboys mentioning that the main reason was to deal with an unspecified personal issue. On November 10, he was officially suspended four games for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He led the team in rushing touchdowns with four for the season, even though he only played in six games.
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