Dallas Cowboys Joseph Randle is set for the biggest season of his career in 2015 and just after the end of the current season, he has now made one of the biggest mistakes of his career.
According to reports, Randle was arrested earlier this morning for weed possession after cops responded to a domestic violence call. These reports have since been rebuffed by his agent, Erik Burkhardt, who says the Cowboys back-up was merely cited.
TMZ Sports have also subsequently reported that the woman who initially called police claimed Randle had a gun.
Was Randle really arrested?
"Cops tell TMZ Sports [that] the woman who initially called police claimed Randle had a gun in the hotel room and was "being out of control,"" TMZ Sports reported.
"However, when cops got to the scene we're told no gun was found.
As for the woman, we're told she did not have any injuries - and Randle was not arrested for any kind of assault."
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Randle was not arrested for any kind of assault and he was cited by police because authorities found weed in his hotel room, his agent Erik Burkhardt revealed on Twitter.
Safe to say, this a terrible story to break for Randle and the Dallas Cowboys. The NFC East team have given their back-up running back numerous opportunities to turn his attitude around, but this latest transgression goes in amongst a list that includes stealing women's underwear from a store.
Terrible news for Cowboys
There is naturally a big debate on Twitter about whether or not Randle was indeed arrested, but it almost doesn't matter. Of course it does when it comes to the facts, but the mere fact that the Cowboys and Randle will have to come out and deny that he was arrested just proves how much the back-up is a liability.
Randle is currently the incumbent back should the Cowboys decide to not offer star running back DeMarco Murray the deal he wants ahead of the 2015 NFL season. There is the potential that Randle could end up in a running back committee should the Cowboys allow Murray to leave and they bring in a lesser but full of potential replacement - such as Melvin Gordon through the 2015 NFL Draft.
It remains to be seen how much this latest piece of negative news for Randle affects his career in Dallas. At least we can prove that not all publicity is good publicity.