It has been a sad road for former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, who, after being named the team’s opening day starter this past season before being released, has run into some serious trouble with the law—and it’s actually really sad to see.
For those out of the loop, Randle has been arrested a whopping six times within the past 17 months, even telling cops during a February arrest that “This is the end of my career” while being taken into custody on a speeding warrant in Texas.
It’s Joseph Randle’s latest arrest that should be even more worrisome, though, as the police report states that he became violent after losing in a game of beer pong. Yes, that’s the real reason.
According to TMZ Sports, who obtained a copy of the police report, the 24-year-old Randle was at a housewarming party in Wichita, Kan. and playing beer pong when an argument broke out about who won the match—classic elbow over the line rule, I’m sure. The football player shoved the host of the party onto the front porch and got asked to leave, which Randle refused, as he ran back upstairs to attack party guests.
When Randle finally did walk away from the party after being restrained, he, according to the report, struck one of the hosts with his car at a speed “somewhere between 20 and 30 mph,” which sent the man flying over the car, as Randle proceeded to hit two more people who came to assist the first victim.
The former Cowboys player was eventually arrested once cops arrived for a number of charges, including aggravated battery, threats, possession of marijuana and interfering with law enforcement.
He is currently being held on a $150,000 bond in a Kansas jail and due in court at the end of this month, which is where he’s expected to be transferred to a mental health facility following his slew of arrests.
This is a sad and cautionary tale, so, rather than laugh at Joseph Randle, let’s just hope he gets himself better, because there’s clearly a real problem.