This is somewhat surprising news, given that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that Randle’s roster spot was not in jeopardy right now, despite him being excused from the team while he deals with a personal issue.
Todd Archer and Adam Schefter first reported that Randle was facing discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
Randle met with NFL investigators this summer and within regarding an incident that occurred in Wichita, Kansas back in February, where Randle was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana after police received a call for domestic violence with a weapon after an incident with Randle and the mother of his son.
The mother of Randle’s son said he broke a car window in an argument and threatened her with a gun with their son nearby. However, charges were later dropped, but he still faces sanctions from the NFL. The NFL has conducted their own investigation into the matter.
This was the second arrest for Randle in a matter of four months.
Randle, 23, is in the third year of his four-year, $2.349 million rookie contract that included a $188,820 signing bonus. He stands to make base salaries of $585,000 and $675,000 over the next two years.
This season, Randle has appeared in six games and ran for 313 yards on 76 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 10 receptions for 87 yards receiving and four touchdowns.