Ex-Cowboys Running Back Joseph Randle Arrested for Alleged Rape

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November 2015: Arrested after allegedly spitting on a police officer while drunk in a casino. He was held on $500,000 bond.

The troubled Randle was arrested a half-dozen times in a 17-month span 2015 and 2016.

Randle, the former fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and Dallas Cowboys running back from 2013-15, was arrested on a suspicion of rape charge by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Kansas.

Randle has been in jail in Wichita for most of the past two years for that case.

- In February 2016, Randle was stopped for speeding in a school zone in Irving, Texas.

- In October 2014, he was arrested for shoplifting after attempting to steal underwear and cologne from a Texas department store; in July 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and received 180 days of probation.

In February 2017, Randle was arrested on charges of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct after an altercation in a Kansas jail.

Randle, who also spent time in a state mental hospital, struck three people with a vehicle as he left a party in Wichita, Kan., in February 2016. He was later convicted of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat, and marijuana possession, in relation to the incident. He opened the 2015 season as the Cowboys' starting running back, holding that role through six games before he was benched and eventually waived. He was waived by the Cowboys in November 2015 and was subsequently suspended by the National Football League for violating its personal conduct policy. The AP reported that Randle was released on probation in June under a plea agreement that allowed prosecutors to seek to put him in prison if he got in trouble again.

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