Joseph Randle arrested for fifth time in 18 months

AP

Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested for the fifth time in the last year and a half.

This time Randle was arrested in Kansas on three counts of aggravated battery, one count of drug possession and one count of criminal damage, TMZ reports.

It’s the latest in a long line of legal problems for Randle. Three weeks ago he was arrested in Texas on an outstanding traffic warrant when he went to his ex-girlfriend’s home and residents who didn’t want him there called police. In November Randle was arrested when he allegedly tried to fight a security guard at a casino.

A year ago Randle was arrested on drug charges after police responded to a domestic violence call. In October of 2014 Randle was arrested for stealing underwear and cologne.

Randle started the first six games of the season for the Cowboys last year, rushing 76 times for 315 yards and four touchdowns. But the NFL suspended him and the Cowboys eventually cut him. Now it appears unlikely that he has an NFL future, and the question is whether he’ll ever be able to get his life on track.

119 responses to “Joseph Randle arrested for fifth time in 18 months

  1. Yet another player GM Jerry tried to convince people he was worth keeping around even after he was dumb enough to be caught stealing underwear.

  2. I know people are going to call him names, but this is a mental health issue. He needs to be treated, as these acts are the effect of a mental health condition. I hope a judge can see it and sentenced him to a combo of incarceration and treatment.

  3. What the hell happened with this guy?

    Congratulation Joseph! You are the starting running back of the Dallas Cowboys! This is your big chance!

    *toliet flushes*

  4. Argued with Cowboys radio that they should have cut him after the underwear incident after we beat Seattle. I said it was not normal behavior for a millionaire 22 year old. They said chalk it up to youth. I said he’s not 13 years old… This is a grown man!!! I saw this from a mile away. He’s got a serious mental problem that needs help.

  5. This is baffling to me. I met Randle at a whole foods in Dallas about a week before the underwear incident. He was very nice, was with a young lady and seemed to be enjoying himself. Hope he gets the help he needs.

  6. I know people are going to call him names, but this is a mental health issue. He needs to be treated, as these acts are the effect of a mental health condition. I hope a judge can see it and sentenced him to a combo of incarceration and treatment.
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    And you know this because…..

    Drives me nuts when excuses are made for people. So everyone that behaves badly is mentally ill? What a joke. Tiger was addicted to sex, celebrities that use racially derogatory terms go for counseling and/or blame their upbringing or society. At one point can we just admit that some people are bad seeds?

  7. citizenstrange says:
    Feb 21, 2016 1:31 PM
    I live my life so I do not come within Six Degrees of Separation of people like this.
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    You must live in a bubble and never leave the house even to go and get gas or go shopping. You have no idea who other people know or interact with. My point is, you have no idea how many degrees of separation you may have with someone like Randle.
    None of us know.

  8. I know for a fact that Aaron Hernandez contacted Kraft and co-signed this guy, suggesting the Pats could continue their criminal legacy by picking him up for cheap through an incentive based deal. There is no downside for the Pats here, as its business as usual. On an unrelated note, it’s only a matter of time before its disclosed that Kraft committed a felony by entering into “straw purchases ” when he purchased the guns Hernandez used in his murders. Just a standard perk the Patriots offer their players.

  9. CLOWN INTERNET POSTERS … Wow you people are stupid or you just refuse to pay attention …

    The Cowboy organization recommended that Randle seek mental help …

    His situation has NOTHING to do with being an “idiot” or “wasting his opportunity”

    He’s mentally ill … and you numbnuts are blaming him for it .. WEAK

  10. The way Jarreh runs the ‘Boys, Randle should be marketed as the face of the Dallas franchise, his face on all season tickets, special events where ‘Boys fans can pay to have the “Randle experience” by pretending to physically beat ‘Boys cheerleaders and snorting massive amounts of simulated cocaine.

    Based on the many ‘Boys apologists on this site, there would be a yuge demand…

  11. Stop picking on the guy and let him get his life in order.
    The way to do that is to let him play in the NFL.
    I’ll bet he matures by the time of his 10th arrest.

  12. Jones is the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys! How much swag do you want? His efforts at “playing GM” have vastly undermined the on-field cred of his team and has made him the butt of numerous jokes between his fellow owners. Jerry, give it up! The whole world is laughing!

  13. While Johnny Manziel is the subject of many stories blaming his girlfriend and his alcohol addiction for his problems, everyone is blaming Randle directly for his problems and want him banned for life from the NFL and want him in jail for 25 years. Hmmm. Manziel is white and Randle is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

  14. Oh, poor Joseph Randle! The cops must be out to get him! I’m sure Al Sharpton is warming up the buses to get to Dallas as I write this.

  15. briang123 says:
    Feb 21, 2016 4:49 PM
    While Johnny Manziel is the subject of many stories blaming his girlfriend and his alcohol addiction for his problems, everyone is blaming Randle directly for his problems and want him banned for life from the NFL and want him in jail for 25 years. Hmmm. Manziel is white and Randle is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

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    Apparently, you haven’t read what I’ve been writing about Johnny Busto since his college days. I don’t care what color Manziel is. In fact, I think his color is yellow, based on the way he treats women.
    Manziel is an arrogant punk and the NFL should kick his little butt out of the league as far as they can kick him.
    The Browns were stupid for drafting him and only a dope like Jerry Jones thinks he’s worth having on a roster.

  16. It’s not clear to me why five arrests should somehow be disqualifying to play in the NFL, while, say, three arrests would not be. Shouldn’t the question be whether you’ve been arrested at all? It just makes no sense to me why the article would say that it now appears that Randle doesn’t have an NFL future, when that should have been true a long time ago.

  17. If you are blessed to make it to a second contract in the NFL, that’s it, you made it.

    No bosses, no alarm clocks, no doing anything you don’t want to for life.

    We all need mentors, and some of us need those whose lives are cautionary tales.

    Randle could’ve been great.

  18. Time for the NFL to step up and say “Goodbye, your not welcome here anymore” just like the drug users and domestic abusers should be gone. There are many players that would take their place on a team if they has the chance.

  19. To be clear…no, it’s not stupidity, but drugs/alcohol could make his condition worse. Mentally ill in this country are rarely diagnosed & treated before their condition becomes extreme, unless a loved one or family member gets them help.

    Unfortunately, Joseph Randal is a mentally unstable person with enough money to pay legal fees & avoid treatment, as long as the money lasts & he’s not dead before he gets it…like a an unarmed, completely nude, military vet here who was gunned down by a poorly trained or worse police officer. His crime was being mentally ill & making people uncomfortable.

    Randal needs help.

  20. Unfortunately, Joseph Randal is a mentally unstable person with enough money to pay legal fees & avoid treatment, as long as the money lasts & he’s not dead before he gets it…like a an unarmed, completely nude, military vet here who was gunned down by a poorly trained or worse police officer. His crime was being mentally ill & making people uncomfortable.
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    You’re a fool. I assume you’re voting for Bernie Sanders with the nonsense you’re spewing.

    Minimum NFL salary — $435k (Randle made $585k last season)

    An enlisted soldier’s salary — maybe $20k

    That people in this country can compare Joseph Randle to those that serve our country frightens me. And even worse, their vote in the upcoming election counts the same as those that have a brain. We are so screwed.

  21. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Feb 21, 2016 4:22 PM
    If he played in New England, he would have been cut after his first arrest. #ZeroTolerance.

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    ….maybe not even after his first murder……

    signed

    Aaron hernandez

  22. Randle’s behavior is seen variously as the result of “stupidity”, “criminality” or “mental illness”. Quite possibly it is a combination of all three. Consistently making poor choices in life is indeed a characteristic of stupidity. Consistently engaging in risky behavior is indeed a sign of mental illness. Breaking the law is without question a criminal act. Some people care less about what happens to Randle. Some people want him to be removed from society. Some people care but only so far as to wish that Randle gets help. It seems that Randle has been given some help by the Cowboy organization but Randle has either not responded to it or the help was not effective. The adage of not being able to make a horse drink after leading him to water applies. The person who believes Randle is a ‘bad seed’ must either have misspoken or that person believes that his disposition to make bad, risky and criminal decisions arises from a genetic condition, which ironically supports the mental illness hypothesis. The real issue is whether Randle is able to show a willingness to change and under what circumstances can that change be obtained. Unfortunately, no one can claim to know whether some particular form of therapy, or counseling, or mentoring, or educational program, or religion would have the desired effect on Mr. Randle’s future behavior. At some point, Mr. Randle will either change or the law will have its say in the matter; one way or another, Randle will change or he will be removed from society. For those religiously inclined, it may be advisable to pray for Mr. Randle; given Randle’s history this course of action is the only one that can lay claim to working a miracle and Randle surely seems to need one.

  23. Come on Jerruh…

    this was the guy you thought was gonna replace DeMarco Murray? he started the first 6 games for cripes’ sake!

    you really don’t have a handle on people if this is a guy you choose to represent your team- even if only for a little while.

    you got to get it together man, even “The Dan” of the REDSKINS realized he’s in over his head… and you are too.

    Hire a consultant- like a charlie casserly type- who’s out of the game, but not too far removed from it. let them recommend some GM’s… you sign a contract to move to Mexico for 3 years. Then let the GM get you a coach and some draft picks, and get the “F” out of the way for 3-5 years… then maybe you’d have something.

    but you’ve lost it… and maybe you never had it to begin with.

  24. It’s That Time Of The Year, Peeps!

    Top Off-Season Stories:
    1. Big Bro Manning Sexual Battery and Doping
    2. Joseph Randle Charged With Battery and Drug Charge
    3. Chris Long Has Too Much Time To Tweet Now
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  25. ronjohn63 says:
    Feb 21, 2016 8:53 PM

    Obviously, his arrests are only the product of institutional racism by The Man.
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    Yes, yes…there can be no other explanation! 😀

  26. I was arrested 7 times in 2 years and my life turned out ok. I work at Burger King and easy cars. Living the American Dream.

  27. Joseph cold always fall back on the Peyton Manning defense for all of his problems…”she had a dirty mouth” its worked well for him so far…

  28. There is something sad in watching someone’s life unravel right in front of you. Especially a life so full of promise. Of course, all the”better then thou” folks here, will have a field day with it cause THEY have achieved so much and never have made mistakes. Obviously the guy has some mental or emotional issues and if he doesn’t get help this will not end well. See what I just did? I made an adult comment without rancor or the usual 3rd grade level, cornball name calling so many do here.

  29. briang123 says:
    Feb 21, 2016 4:49 PM
    While Johnny Manziel is the subject of many stories blaming his girlfriend and his alcohol addiction for his problems, everyone is blaming Randle directly for his problems and want him banned for life from the NFL and want him in jail for 25 years. Hmmm. Manziel is white and Randle is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

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    Well, first of all, there are plenty of people out there claiming that Manziel is nothing more than an entitled punk who deserves lifetime banishment. Second, there are people here indeed stating that they believe that Randle is mentally ill and needs help ASAP.

    Finally, Manziel was in substance abuse for 10 weeks last year, and his father has flat out stated that he’s concerned that Johnny will die before his next birthday. In other words, Manziel clearly has issues that are derailing his life. We have no evidence that Randle is anything other than, as someone else stated here, a bad seed.

  30. Where’s the former Cowboys like Irvin to support Joseph Randle when they’re crying out to help Manziel? I guess people just enjoy the limelight.

  31. dmface says:
    Feb 21, 2016 9:29 PM
    I was arrested 7 times in 2 years and my life turned out ok. I work at Burger King and easy cars. Living the American Dream.

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    Maybe it did, but did you ever stop to think about the lives of the people who care about you? Have their lives turned out ok after what you put them through?
    Or how about your victims or people you could have hurt, depending on why you were arrested?
    If you have changed, good for you. But never forget people you hurt in the process.

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