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Ex-Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested on speeding warrant

Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, from Wichita, was jailed Monday on a warrant for speeding.
Former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, from Wichita, was jailed Monday on a warrant for speeding. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Irving, Texas, police took Joseph Randle into custody early Monday morning after a routine warrant check revealed the Wichitan and former Dallas Cowboys running back was wanted for speeding in Coppell, Texas, police said.

As of 8:45 a.m. Monday, Randle remained in jail with bond set at $359, spokesman James McLellan said.

Randle, 24, was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. after police received a “suspicious circumstance call” regarding Randle.

Randle rang the doorbell at the home of his ex-girlfriend, hoping to get some sleep before driving back to Wichita. But Randle was not welcomed there by the residents, McLellan said.

Officers found Randle in a car near the home, and asked why he was there. Randle explained that he had driven down to Texas to try to find a car that had gone missing in Wichita.

Randle said he had been unsuccessful in locating the car, and was hoping to get some sleep before heading back to Kansas.

“It didn’t make a whole lot of sense,” McLellan said. “Why come down here out of the blue?”

McLellan said Randle’s answers “made no logical sense” as to why he made the road trip.

Officers then ran a routine warrant check on Randle, and discovered the single traffic warrant out of Coppell. That’s when they arrested Randle and brought him to jail “without incident,” McLellan said.

This is the latest in a long line of legal trouble for Randle, who opened last season as the Cowboys starting running back but was cut on Nov. 3.

In October 2014, Randle was arrested by Frisco, Texas, police after attempting to steal a tester bottle of cologne and underwear from a department store.

Then, in February 2015, Randle found himself at the center of a domestic violence call in Wichita and was arrested on marijuana possession charge, which was later dropped. Investigators looked into the domestic violence allegations for three months, but decided there was a lack of evidence to charge Randle.

In late November this past year, three weeks after being cut by the Cowboys, Randle was arrested again at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Randle faces four misdemeanor charges in that case: two counts of disorderly conduct, one count of criminal trespass and one count of resisting arrest.

With continued run-ins with the law, it’s hard to see Randle being given a chance to resume his NFL career at this point. The 2013 fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State has 820 rushing yards on 181 carries with nine rushing touchdowns over 35 games in his three-year career.

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