Judge delays proceedings against former football player

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A judge has agreed to halt court proceedings against former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle until he receives another mental evaluation.

The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/2cCcv2P ) reports that defense attorney Steven Mank sought the delay Thursday. The prosecution didn't object.

The 24-year-old Randle was deemed competent in June to stand trial on charges that he hit people with his car during a housewarming party and dodged police trying to serve him with a warrant. He also is charged in two other cases.

A bench trial set for Thursday in one of the cases didn't happen because of Mank's request. The other three cases had been set for jury trials next week.

A report from the mental evaluation is expected to be completed within about two weeks.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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