By Lew Patton
Joseph Randle’s attorney has issued a statement in response to the domestic violence allegations made by the Cowboys player’s ex-girlfriend last week.
Here is the full statement from Gary Ayers, whose law firm is representing Randle:
“Joseph Randle regrets that he was recently involved in a party in a Wichita, Kansas hotel that ended with the Wichita Police being called. There are no criminal charges. A woman who was present at the party has filed a protection from abuse lawsuit, which Randle believes to have no merit. Randle asked the woman to leave the party and go home, which she refused to do.”
Contrary to the woman’s allegations, Randle did not threaten her or brandish a gun at any time. Randle has retained counsel who will contact the Wichita police to offer cooperation with any further investigation they may want to conduct. Until that time, Randle has been advised by counsel to not discuss the incident. He very much appreciates the many statements of support from his family, friends, and fans.”
Randle was arrested early Tuesday and cited for unlawful possession of a controlled substance after his ex-girlfriend reported a domestic disturbance involving Randle at a Wichita, Kan. hotel.
On Friday, Wichita police dropped the drug charge and said they are continuing to investigate the domestic disturbance that led to Dalia Jacobs’ 911 call.
A day after the alleged incident, Jacobs requested a protective order against Randle, accusing him of being physically and emotionally abusive toward him.
ESPN reports that a temporary order has been granted.