Joseph Randle denies allegation of sports gambling


With former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle back in the news after an arrest on an outstanding warrant for speeding, the Dallas Morning News has added to the list of red flags involving Randle with a report that the Cowboys learned before cutting Randle in 2015 that he had been betting on sports.

“All of that became apparent to us right during the season,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last week, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “Not before the season. It became real acute, a combination of things. Some issues . . . became more apparent.”

Jones said there was no evidence that Randle had been betting on football, and that there is no reason to believe Randle had done anything to compromise any Cowboys games.

Via Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Randle said via text message regarding the allegations, “No truth at all.”

The NFL told George that it is aware of no evidence that Randle had been involved in gambling. Cut by the Cowboys after starting six games in 2015 and thereafter suspended by the league, Randle remains a free agent in whom no one seems to be interested.