According to multiple reports, Dallas Cowboys backup running back Joseph Randle was arrested by Frisco police after being seen attempting to shoplift underwear and a bottle of cologne on an in-house camera at the Stonebriar Centre mall Dillard's.
Randle was detained by Dillard's loss prevention officers who called Frisco police at 8:17 Monday night. Frisco PD arrested Randle, who was released early Tuesday after posting bail.
Randle, a second-year player out of Oklahoma State, was a key component of the Cowboys' win over the Seahawks Sunday, rushing for 52 yards -- including a 38-yard, game-turning run in the first quarter.
Regardless of the final disposition of the case, Randle is now subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy. From the policy:
Persons who fail to live up to this standard of conduct are guilty of conduct detrimental and subject to discipline, even where the conduct itself does not result in conviction of a crime. Discipline may be imposed in any of the following circumstances:
- Criminal offenses including, but not limited to, those involving: the use or threat of violence; domestic violence and other forms of partner abuse; theft and other property crimes; sex offenses; obstruction or resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; fraud; racketeering; and money laundering
So it comes down to this: If DeMarco Murray goes down with an injury, something that's possible if not probable given his workload, the best candidate to replace him will be playing, or not playing, at the whim of Roger Goodell. Because he allegedly stole some underwear and cologne from a department store.
Randle is set to make $495,000 this season.
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