Joseph Randle Arrested for Failure to Appear: Latest Bond Details and Reaction

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Joseph Randle Arrested for Failure to Appear: Latest Bond Details and Reaction
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested early on March 6 for failure to appear.

Annette Lawless of KAKE.com reported the news, noting that Randle is being held on $150,000 bond. This is Randle's sixth arrest since October 2014.

The 24-year-old was just released on bond Tuesday after being arrested on Feb. 21 for aggravated battery. He is accused of trying to run over three people with a vehicle and attempting to force his way into the home of his victims. TMZ Sports reported that no one involved suffered major injuries.

Given Randle's string of arrests, TMZ Sports reported on Monday that the running back was ordered to a mental health facility.

Randle's career was on the upswing before his behavior became a concern. He was slated to be the Cowboys' starting running back in 2015 and was their primary ball-carrier for the first six games of the season before being replaced by Darren McFadden.

Dallas released him in November, just a week before he was given a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

"I'm always concerned as to any issues regarding the [mental] health of a player," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the team released Randle, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com. "It's a lot more serious than the football [injury]."

The 2013 fifth-round pick has been arrested four times since then, with most incidents involving acts of violence. He allegedly fought a security guard in a Wichita, Kansas, casino after being asked to leave because of unruly behavior in late November.

On Wednesday, TMZ Sports reported additional details behind that arrest, noting that a "beer pong game was at the center of the violent incident that culminated with [Randle] hitting people with his car." 

An outstanding warrant for a speeding ticket led to a Feb. 1 arrest, as police were called when he allegedly attempted to enter the home of an ex-girlfriend.

Randle's previous encounters with police included shoplifting charges after he allegedly stole cologne and underwear from a Dillard's department store. His suspension was related to an alleged domestic violence incident in a hotel during which police reportedly found marijuana. Randle was never charged in that case.

In addition to failure to appear, Randle is facing four counts of aggravated battery, one count of criminal threat, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of marijuana possession.

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