TMZ reports that former Cowboys RB Joseph Randle was found mentally competent by a Kansas judge on Wednesday after the court reviewed a report from a Wichita mental health center and heard other arguments.
According to the report, the judge in this case still believes Randle needs some mental help, and has ordered him to be placed in a mental health facility if he’s eventually released on bond.
Randle will now stand trial for the assault case in which he allegedly tried to run people over with his car after a beer pong match. He was arrested for the incident and charged with multiple felonies, including aggravated battery and interfering with law enforcement.
To make matters worse, Randle allegedly threatened a deputy, which resulted in another felony criminal threat charge.
Randle, 24, was in the third year of his four-year, $2.349 million rookie contract that included a $188,820 signing bonus when the Cowboys cut him several months ago.
Randle is currently a free agent and served a four-game suspension for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy.
In 2015, Randle 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.