Woman files petition for protection order from Cowboys' Joseph Randle

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Cowboys RB Joseph Randle threatened to 'blast' ex-girlfriend's car
Friday February 6th, 2015

A woman who describes herself as the ex-girlfriend of Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has filed a petition in Sedgwick County District Court for a protection from abuse order against Randle, according to Kansas.com

The woman alleges that Randle pointed a gun at her car and threatened to "blast the vehicle," in which her friend and her son (who is also Randle's son) were seated. 

Randle was arrested for possession of marijuana on Tuesday​ after police responded to a report of a disturbance with a weapon​ at a hotel where Randle and the woman were staying. Randle was not cited for any domestic violence charges​, but police said they were looking into the matter.

The possession charge was dropped by Wichita Police on Friday in order to allow police to "present any charges that result from the ongoing investigation to prosecutors at one time," according to the Associated Press

From the petition for a protection order:

"The defendant became angry with me in the presence of our child," the woman wrote. "I told my friend to take our son out of the home. She got into the vehicle with my son in the passenger seat. The defendant walked to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun.

"He then proceeded to approach the vehicle and point the gun at my friend in the vehicle. He told me at this point that he was going to ‘blast the vehicle.’ My friend tried to cover up my child with her body. The defendant then smashed the window with his fist, causing glass to shatter across my friend and my child."

Police did not find a gun at the scene and said another person had left with it. 

In her petition, the woman also alleged that Randle "has a history of being both physically and emotionally abusive towards me."

Randle played in all 16 games for the Cowboys in 2014, rushing for 343 yards and three touchdowns. He's the backup to offensive player of the year DeMarco Murray, who is a free agent this offseason.​

- Molly Geary

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