During the 2014 NFL season, Joseph Randle played for the Dallas Cowboys and served as DeMarco Murray’s backup. He finished the campaign with 51 carries for 343 yards and three touchdowns.
Despite having a productive season, though, Joseph Randle actually made more noise off the field than on it in 2014. In October, Randle made headlines by somehow getting an endorsement deal after trying to steal underwear and cologne.
Joseph Randle was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft
Joseph Randle tried to steal cologne and underwear at a Dillard’s in Frisco, Texas. He was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500.
The Cowboys fined Randle one full game check, which was $29,000. The running back was arrested just two days after Dallas got a huge win over the Seattle Seahawks. Randle rushed for 52 yards against the Seahawks on October 12, 2014.
Joseph Randle was embarrassed by his mistake and paid for it by losing money and getting arrested. However, in a surprise turn of events, Randle got an interesting call from MeUndies head of marketing and business development Dan King shortly after his arrest went viral.
Joseph Randle got an endorsement deal with MeUndies
Joseph Randle got an endorsement deal with MeUndies after he was arrested for trying to steal underwear and cologne. MeUndies is an LA-based lifestyle brand.
MeUndies paid Randle enough to help defray the cost of the $29,500 fine the Cowboys imposed on him. They also supplied the NFL star with a lot of underwear.
“Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need,” MeUndies head of marketing and business development Dan King said.
“As a young company, MeUndies is faced with difficult challenges all the time. It’s up to us to turn a negative situation into a positive one, almost on a daily basis. How you learn from your mistakes fast is how you find success in our business and those lessons are applicable in all walks of life.”
Randle donated $15,000 worth of underwear and basic apparel to children in need in the Dallas area. While it was noble how the Kansas native tried to make up for his mistake, the fact that Randle got an endorsement deal after getting arrested didn’t sit well with many people.
The Cowboys wound up losing to the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs during the 2014 season. As for Joseph Randle, his partnership with MeUndies didn’t last too long.
The Oklahoma State alum couldn’t stay out of trouble
Just a few months after he got his endorsement deal with MeUndies, Joseph Randle was arrested for possession of marijuana. The police in Kansas received calls for domestic violence with a weapon and arrested Randle.
Things only got worse for Randle. In September of 2018, he was charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, seven counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, one count of aggravated battery, and two counts of rape.
Joseph Randle finished his NFL career with 822 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. It’s still pretty mind-blowing that he got an endorsement deal after being arrested in 2014. Things obviously didn’t work out for Randle.
Stats courtesy of Football Reference.