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Oct 14, 2014 12:58 PM

Police: Cowboys RB Randle arrested on theft charge

The Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested after taking underwear and cologne from a mall department store without paying, police in a Dallas suburb said Tuesday.

Randle, who is charged with a Class B misdemeanor theft between $50 and $500, was detained Monday evening by store security and later taken to the city jail before posting bond early Tuesday, Frisco police Sgt. Brad Merritt said.

The arrest came a day after one of Randle's best games since joining Dallas as a fifth-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State last season. He had a 38-yard run and a key tackle on a kickoff in a 30-23 victory over Super Bowl champion Seattle.

Randle finished with 52 yards rushing on five carries against the Seahawks and has 113 yards on 16 carries for the season as the backup to NFL rushing leader DeMarco Murray.

The 22-year-old Randle is in the second year of a four-year, $2.3 million rookie contract with a base salary of $495,000 this season. He had 164 yards rushing and two touchdowns as a rookie.

The Cowboys did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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