Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle Arrested for Rape

Heather Diaz
September 8, 2018

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was reportedly arrested for rape early Friday morning in Kansas, according to TMZ Sports. In Kansas in 2016 he was accused of backing into three people with his auto, kicking in the door of a home in Wichita, and allegedly threatening to kill a Sedgwick County Jail deputy.

Getty In 2015, Joseph Randle #21 then of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Cowboys 39-28.

February 8, 2017: Charged with assaulting fellow jail inmate Derrick "Big Dirt" Cottner.

- In October 2014, he was arrested for shoplifting after attempting to steal underwear and cologne from a Texas department store; in July 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and received 180 days of probation.

Randal was arrested half a dozen times in while playing for the Cowboys including charges from shoplifting underwear to alleged violent acts like attempting to run people over with his auto to battery and making a criminal threat toward a law enforcement officer.

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He was waiting for sentencing on charges involving the altercation at the jail.

Online records show Randle, 26, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 3:43 a.m. and charged with rape and a probation violation.

Randle's attorney in previous cases didn't immediately reply to phone messages seeking details about his latest arrest. The AP reported that Randle was released on probation in June under a plea agreement that allowed prosecutors to seek to put him in prison if he got in trouble again.

- Later in February 2016, Randle was arrested on three counts of aggravated battery, drug possession and criminal damage in Wichita after he tried to hit three people with his auto and then chased them into a house during a party.

Randle, who was selected in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2013, had been jailed in Wichita for the majority of the past two years in connection with that incident, the Eagle reports.

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