Joseph Randle won’t be charged in domestic violence case

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Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, who was facing a domestic violence investigation, will not be charged.

Prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, cited a lack of evidence in deciding not to charge Randle, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.

Randle was arrested in February on drug charges after police were called and told of a domestic violence case. The drug charges were later dropped, but police said the domestic violence investigation was ongoing. Now that investigation has wrapped up, and Randle is legally in the clear.

The fact that Randle won’t be charged doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be suspended by the NFL, though. The league has made clear that it will conduct its own investigations when players are accused of domestic violence, and the league’s investigations may reach different conclusions than the legal system. There has been no word from the league on the status of any investigation.

16 responses to “Joseph Randle won’t be charged in domestic violence case

  1. This guy has talent. I thought he looked better than Murray did last year on multiple occasions. He was definitely faster. I hope he can stay out of trouble but I wouldn’t bank on it.

  2. Greg Hardy and misdemeanors in North Carolina. The United States Supreme Court has characterized the verdict in the lower court in a trial de novo system as “no more than an offer in settlement” of the state’s case. The appeal is available even if the defendant pled guilty in district court. “It is a new trial as a matter of absolute right from the beginning to the end. It totally disregards the plea, trial, verdict, and judgment of the District Court.” State v. Brooks, 287 N.C. 392, 405 (1975).

    To remind you, misdemeanors are first tried before a judge in district court. If the defendant is acquitted, that’s the end of the case. If convicted, the defendant may appeal to superior court for a trial de novo, this time with a jury. The state saves considerable money and time in prosecuting misdemeanor cases because the district court trial is without a jury or court reporter and most defendants accept the verdict there, while the constitutional right to a jury is preserved by the option of carrying the case to superior court.

  3. 10 games sounds about right. Mara and his good ole buddy Goodell will make it happen. Sorry Mara, your little tricks with the salary cap penalties, scheduling quirks to get the Cowboys twice in the first 6 games so that you don’t face Hardy isn’t going to work. Even with all of that, Dallas is still going to dominate the Giants this year.

  4. Amazing how there’s evidence to charge but then it magically disappears at least when you’re a pro athlete. Guess they want to wait till somebody really gets hurt.

  5. daysend564 says:
    Apr 29, 2015 12:37 PM
    Won’t be charged…..so 25 game suspension is in order?
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    You win the internet today.

  6. “Prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, cited a lack of evidence in deciding not to charge Randle, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.”

    However, prosecutors failed to mention the large, over-stuffed brown envelope they had received, with Jerry Jones’ return address on it.

  7. How can the league reach different conclusions than the law enforcement,? That makes absolutely zero sense especially when it is due to lack of evidence (they had evidence against Hardy but no statement which is why that was different).

    This is turning into a giant witch hunt and the NFL will never again be the same. Utterly pathetic.

  8. tootitan says:
    Apr 29, 2015 1:49 PM
    “Prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, cited a lack of evidence in deciding not to charge Randle, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram.”

    However, prosecutors failed to mention the large, over-stuffed brown envelope they had received, with Jerry Jones’ return address on it.
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    Mysterious package of season tickets too….

  9. honkerdawg says:
    Apr 29, 2015 12:45 PM
    Amazing how there’s evidence to charge but then it magically disappears at least when you’re a pro athlete. Guess they want to wait till somebody really gets hurt
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    Prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, cited a lack of evidence in deciding not to charge Randle, according to Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram

    What are you smoking?

    They said they needed to continue to investigate. Obviously they didn’t find anything.

  10. “Prosecutors in Wichita, Kansas, cited a lack of evidence in deciding not to charge Randle”
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    I guess this means Goodell will probably suspend him for five years and make him pay back all his money.

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