Randle Marijuana Charges Dropped, For Now

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Joseph Randle is far from out of the woods, but the Dallas Cowboys backup running back is clear of his marijuana possession charges in his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, at least for now.

KSN TV is reporting the charges resulting from a domestic violence call early Tuesday morning have been dropped by Wichita Police with the caveat that the charges can still be re-filed after the investigation is complete.

Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza said the charge, suspicion of marijuana possession, was dropped Friday because there were some inconsistencies.

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Espinoza said dropping the charge allows them to present any charges that result from the ongoing investigation to prosecutors at one time.

The 23-year-old was arrested but not taken into custody early Tuesday after the mother of his child called 911 to report that she fought with him in a hotel room.

The TV station is also reporting that Randle's ex-girlfriend, who was present at the incident, has filed a protection from abuse order against him.

Randle's agent and the Cowboys both had no comment Friday. Randle has two years remaining on his four-year, $2.3 million rookie contract.

So in short, this whole thing is likely far from over, but at least for now, Randle is cleared of all charges. You'll remember, of course, Randle was arrested during the regular season for shoplifting cologne and underwear, so he has a recent history with the law.

Stay tuned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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