Former Dallas Cowboy charged with third felony in less than two years
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05: Joseph Randle #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carriers the ball against the Houston Texans in the first half at AT&T Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been charged with his third felony in less than two years, per ESPN.

Last year’s starting running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Randle, has been charged with threatening a deputy during his latest stint in jail.

Randle’s run-ins with the law include a casino disturbance and backing his car into three people, per the report.

He has been arrested six times in less than two years.

Randle was arrested for stealing underwear and an $80 bottle of cologne at a Dilliard’s department store last October.

Per the Dallas Morning News, Commission spokesman Fred Waller said Randle was playing blackjack in November, “being belligerent and causing an issue on the casino floor.” He was then asked to leave, “but then he came back into the casino, [their] security was then called, and he was confronted and asked to leave.” At that point, “an altercation occurred during which time Randle was resisting, and it took several agents and security guards to get him secured. Then he was transported to the Sumner County jail.”

According to a deputy, the charges included making a criminal threat, assaulting a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. The deputy added that Randle listed his profession as “NFL player/running back” when he was taken into custody, even though the Cowboys had released him.

Randle was arrested on battery, drug possession and criminal damage charges, according to the Dallas Morning News in February.

His sixth arrest came after failing to appear in court.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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