Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested for rape


Randle, 26, has been arrested multiple times since he last played in the National Football League in 2015. Randle has been on a descent through through criminal justice system since his time with the team, and on Friday morning caught his most serious charge to date.

Randle rose to fame as a 5th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and was a starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015. He served time after being convicted of aggravated battery and burglary.

Former Oklahoma State star running back Joseph Randle has been arrested in Kansas on suspicion of rape.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Randle was arrested at 3:45 a.m.in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas.

In 2015, Randle was arrested and booked on suspicion of criminal threat, assault of a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and interference with a law enforcement officer after an altercation at a Kansas casino.

At one point he was arrested six times in 17 months, including incidents in which he stole underwear and cologne from a store while he was still with the Cowboys. He wasn't charged with domestic violence even though his girlfriend said he threatened her friend with a gun.

Randle, 26, has racked up a number of arrests in recent years. Randle was asked to leave the party, and he reportedly backed his auto into a number of other guests on his way out.

In April 2017, a Wichita jury found Randle guilty of four charges in the house-party incident but he was not sentenced in that case until June of this year, when a judge combined that verdict and a plea deal Randle reached with prosecutors over four of the other charges he was facing.

Randle, who also spent time in a state mental hospital, struck three people with a auto as he left a party in Wichita, Kan., in February 2016.