Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle is facing NFL discipline for violating the personal conduct policy, according to reports.
The 23-year-old has, according to Ian Rapoport: "violated the personal conduct policy for an arrest in Wichita." The charges for that were dropped, however, the NFL have completed their own investigation, and have decided to discipline Randle.
Rapoport also said the running back faces a ban of either one or two games. He also said "he didn’t violate domestic violence policy" but "It’s firearm & conduct related."
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Randle was arrested back in February after police received a call for domestic violence with a weapon after an incident between the running back and a 22-year-old female. Police found unlawful possession of marijuana on the 23-year-old, but no firearm at the scene, or injures to the female involved, according to NFL.com.
Randle will now either receive a one or two game ban or a possible fine. The NFL and NFL Players Association are discussing the discipline to be set upon the running back.
This information was released after reports yesterday by David Moore of the Dallas Morning News emerged stating Randle had skipped a treatment session and had abruptly left the Cowboys facility once he found out that he was no longer the starting running back.
The 23-year-old returned back to the team the same evening following talks with the coaches, and is now expected to have a reduced role behind new starter Darren McFadden. If he is suspended before the weekend, Christine Michael will likely be the backup against the Seattle Seahawks.
However, after everything which has happened over the past few days for the running back, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cowboys trade him away before the trade deadline on November 3.
Randle's production hasn't been impressive so far this season, as he has only rushed for 315 yards and four touchdowns in six games, but this might be good enough for him to challenge for the starting job at another team if the Cowboys decide to no longer move forward with him.