Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle could be fined or suspended by the NFL for violating its personal conduct policy.
In February, Randle allegedly threatened the mother of his son with a gun and broke a car window in the presence of their son. Randle was arrested for possession of marijuana following the incident, marking his second arrest in four months. The charges were dropped in April.
A few months later, Randle met with NFL investigators, who decided this week that the incident was a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. Randle could simply be fined for the violation, but ESPN reports it is more likely Randle is suspended for multiple games.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Randle is facing a suspension of one to two games stemming from his conduct and use of a firearm in the incident. Randle was not found in violation of the domestic violence policy, Rapoport reports.
According to ESPN, Randle will meet with the Cowboys on Thursday.
Randle injured his back during Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and did not return after leaving the game in the first quarter. He did not practice with the team on Wednesday, and his status for this Sunday’s matchup with the Seattle Seahawks was in question due to the injury.
- Erin Flynn