Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is facing possible NFL discipline over a domestic-violence incident that happened in February in Randle’s home town of Wichita, Kansas, ESPN’s Todd Archer and Adam Schefter reported Thursday.
Randle was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana after police received a call for domestic violence with a weapon after an incident with Randle and the mother of his son.
According to the police report, the mother of Randle’s son said Randle broke a car window in an argument and threatened her with a gun with their son nearby. In April the charges were dropped, but while legally clear, Randle faced sanctions from the NFL.
Randle met with NFL investigators over the summer, with the league determining that he violated the league’s personal-conduct policy within the past week. His punishment has yet to be determined, but Archer and Schefter report that he’s likely to be suspended, “quite possibly for multiple games.”
According to NFL.com’s Conor Orr, Randle is facing a one- or two-game suspension. Orr adds that Wichita police found that the mother of Randle’s son showed no signs of injury.
The NFL has yet to comment.
Four months before the February incident, Randle was arrested for shoplifting underwear and cologne at a Texas shopping mall. He was fined by the Cowboys over the incident and received six months’ probation.
Randle has started all six games for the Cowboys this season but this week lost his starting job to Darren McFadden, who rushed for 152 yards and a touchdown against the Giants last weekend. If Randle is suspended, Christine Michael and Rod Smith would become the team’s top backups behind the oft-injured McFadden.
Randle is expected to meet with the Cowboys’ coaches on Thursday, Archer and Schefter report.