Investigators with the NFL were in town Thursday asking Wichita police for information on the case involving Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, Lt. James Espinoza said.
Because the NFL is not a law enforcement agency, Espinoza said, it will only receive publicly available documents.
Randle, who graduated from Wichita Southeast, was scheduled for a court hearing Thursday, but it was postponed for three weeks. The hearing involved whether to approve a Protection From Abuse petition against Randle, according to Charlie O’Hara, the lawyer representing the plaintiff in the case, Dalia Jacobs. The petition was filed days after an incident involving Randle and Jacobs in downtown Wichita.
Randle was arrested early on the morning of Feb. 3 after a small amount of marijuana was found in a hotel room registered to his name at Hotel at WaterWalk, 711 S. Main. He was given a notice to appear in court on suspicion of marijuana possession, but that charge was later dropped.
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Police are reviewing the events of that night, during which two women called 911. Randle is alleged to have pointed a gun and smashed a car window during a disturbance involving Jacobs, with whom he has a young son.
Jacobs brought the child with her to the hotel and alleges in her petition for the Protection From Abuse order that when Randle broke the front passenger window, glass flew across her friend and her son.
Gary Ayers, Randle’s attorney, said in a statement released earlier this month that the former Oklahoma State player believes the Protection From Abuse petition has “no merit.”
“Randle asked the woman to leave the party and go home, which she refused to do,” Ayers said in the statement. “Contrary to the woman’s allegations, Randle did not threaten her or brandish a gun at any time.”
Police have not yet presented evidence in incident to the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine what — if any — charges will be filed.