On Monday, Oct. 13, Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, 22, was arrested for Class B misdemeanor theft of cologne and underwear at a Dillard’s store in Frisco, Texas. Now, Randle will be a spokesman for one of the brands he stole from.
Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed the news and explained more information on the report:
MeUndies—a Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear—is now partnering with Randle, according to MeUndies Head of Marketing and Business Development Dan King.
MeUndies will pay Randle enough to help defray the cost of the $29,500 fine the Cowboys imposed on him after he was caught shoplifting last week while also supplying him with enough product that the Cowboys running back will have all the underwear he needs for a long time.
Dan King, the MeUndies head of marketing and business development, divulged more on the partnership, per Schefter:
Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need.
As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult challenges all the time. It's up to us to turn a negative situation into a positive one, almost on a daily basis. How you learn from your mistakes fast is how you find success in our business, and those lessons are applicable in all walks of life.
Randle gets a chance to put the arrest in his past and is still eligible to play Sunday versus the New York Giants at home, per Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Randle also will be donating upward of $15,000 worth of underwear and basic apparel to children in need and making multiple appearances at Dallas-area schools and charities to speak to students about learning from their mistakes.
The 5-1 Cowboys will need Randle and Lance Dunbar to help spell MVP candidate DeMarco Murray, who has already carried the ball 159 times this season for 785 yards and six touchdowns. Only six games in, Murray is just 58 carries off his career high of 217 attempts last season.
Randle, a fifth-round pick out of Oklahoma State in 2013, has 16 carries for 113 yards in 2014. For his career, he has 70 rushes for 227 yards and two scores.
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