Joseph Randle: Ex-Cowboys RB arrested in Irving after his ex’s mother calls police “Details”

Updated: February 2, 2016
Joseph Randle: Ex-Cowboys RB arrested in Irving after his ex's mother calls police

Joseph Randle was arrested early Monday morning on a speeding charge, Irving, Texas, police told the Dallas Morning News.

As of 8:45 a.m. Monday, Joseph Randle remained in jail with bond set at $359.

Joseph Randle, 24, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. in the 1700 block of Finley Road after police received a “suspicious circumstance call” regarding Randle.

Joseph Randle rang the door bell at the home of his ex-girlfriend, hoping to get some sleep before driving back to Kansas, his home state. But Randle was not welcomed there by the residents, officer James McLellan said.

Officers found Randle in a car near the home, and asked why he was there. Randle explained that he had driven down to Texas to try and find a car that had went missing in Kansas.

Joseph Randle said he had been unsuccessful in locating the car, and was hoping to get some sleep before heading back to Kansas.

“It didn’t make a whole lot of sense,” McLellan said. “Why come down here out of the blue?”

McLellan said Randle’s answers “made no logical sense” as to why he made the road trip.

Officers then ran a routine warrant check on Randle, and discovered the single traffic warrant out of Coppell. That’s when they arrested Randle and brought him to jail “without incident,” McLellan said.

This is the latest in a long line of legal trouble 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.

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 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 this past year, three weeks after being cut by the Cowboys, Randle was arrested again 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 at this point. 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.

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