Joseph Randle posts bond after nine days in jail

AP

Ex-Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is a free man. For now, anyway.

Randle was released from Sedgwick County Jail in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, after posting $100,000 bond, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Randle had been arrested on four counts of aggravated battery, one count of making a criminal threat, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of possession of marijuana. That was his fifth arrest in the last year and a half.

While at the Sedgwick County Jail, Randle was joined by his brother, former Kansas running back John Randle, who is in the same jail on a probation violation. John Randle was the Jayhawks’ leading rusher in 2004 but was kicked off the team after repeated off-field issues.

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.

26 responses to “Joseph Randle posts bond after nine days in jail

  1. I’m not too familiar with how bonds work but don’t you only have to post 10% of it? That would mean Randle couldn’t afford $10,000 or he simply didn’t think it was worth posting in order to stay out of jail. Either way, it does not seem like he is living the enviable life of a Dallas Cowboy anymore.

  2. How do you get arrested 5 times in 18 months, the last offense being a violent crime, and be let out in the streets. Hold this guy in a jail cell as long as possible. Maybe he’ll learn something, maybe he won’t. But at least he won’t harm anyone. Your second chances are up.

  3. It just kills me how some guys have so much talent and opportunity and just throw it away. Hope he gets his life in order.

  4. That was his fifth arrest in the last year and a half.

    I’m far from conservative, but Randle and his brother deserve to be locked up for life or for a very very long time. The previous arrests may have been for minor stuff, but clearly they’re incapable of being decent human beings in a civilized society.

  5. It’s possible he could be ready to play by the start of training camp if his lawyers do things properly, but I’m not sure he can stay out of trouble even if he does beat these charges.

  6. I never understand this, you’ve got the golden ticket, you’re an NFL player and you’re guaranteed a 6 figure per year payday, all you need to do is not get into trouble. How hard is that?

    I wonder if this guy will ever be smart enough to realize what he threw away?

  7. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    Mar 2, 2016 7:52 PM
    I never understand this, you’ve got the golden ticket, you’re an NFL player and you’re guaranteed a 6 figure per year payday, all you need to do is not get into trouble. How hard is that?

    ——-

    Dudes on the practice squad make what 7k a week? How dumb are you to give up that for a life of crime? Or even something stupid like a dui?

    Sweet handle too. Atwater should be hof.

  8. Randle had been arrested on four counts of aggravated battery..

    Four…

    I can understand Number 1…. Didn’t Number 2 and possibly Number 3 tell you that you’re in a position you don’t want to be in? THEN just double-down and make it “count!” with Number 4?

    Dude… You don’t watch World’s Most Stupid Criminals?

    Todd Bridges and Tonya Harding are shaking their heads at you…

  9. While at the Sedgwick County Jail, Randle was joined by his brother, former Kansas running back John Randle, who is in the same jail on a probation violation.

    I bet your mama is so proud of the felons she raised…..you should be too…..

    At least they give you free underwear in there…so you don’t have to steal it…..

  10. To all the clowns posting about Dallas and their “class” just come off it already. Dallas cut him. That’s something you would know if you actually paid attention to football instead of just getting on here and reacting to an article. Dallas isn’t the only team to have or have signed troubled players they’re just the only team who gets publicity for doing because of the uproar it causes with idiots like y’all.

  11. Don’t the Cowboys have a bail bondsman on their payroll for all their past troubled players going back to the early 90’s?!?! How bout dem Cowboys

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