Dallas Cowboys running back Randle arrested for marijuana possession

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Posted: Feb 04, 2015 1:18 PM

By Lisa Maria Garza

DALLAS (Reuters) - Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested on Wednesday in his hometown in Kansas for suspected marijuana possession, his second run-in with the law in less than six months.

Wichita police said they responded to a domestic violence call in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday at a hotel and found Randle, 23, with a small amount of marijuana.

A lawyer for Randle was not immediately available for comment. Randle has been released by police and given a court date.

A spokesman for the Dallas Cowboys also was not available to comment on the incident.

In October, Randle was arrested for stealing a two pairs of underwear and a small bottle of cologne from a Dallas-area Dillard's department store.

The Cowboys said they fined Randle $29,117 for the shoplifting offense. His base salary for the 2014 season was $495,000.

Randle rushed for 343 yards on 51 attempts for the Cowboys in 2014, scoring three touchdowns. He was selected 151st overall by the Cowboys in the 2013 draft after playing at Oklahoma State.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Bill Trott)