Judge Denies Bond Change Request for Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle
staff - April 24, 2016 5:51 am
A 21-year-old man has pleaded no contest to a murder charge in the 2014 death of a Pittsburg State student.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas judge has declined a request to change the bond conditions for former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Randle’s attorney sought to change the conditions so that Randle would be released to the care of family instead of the NFL Players Association and NFL security.
NFL lawyers said the league doesn’t want to be liable for transporting Randle to an inpatient mental treatment facility if he’s released on bail.
Sedgwick County Judge Kevin O’Connor cited previously approved changes to Randle’s bond conditions in declining the latest request Friday.
Randle is awaiting a preliminary hearing on February charges including aggravated battery. Police say he backed his car into three people while leaving a party. The Cowboys released Randle last year.