Cowboys running back Joseph Randle, the subject of a domestic violence investigation in Wichita, Kansas over the past few months, will not face any felony charges.
The Sedgwick County (Kansas) Distric Attorney’s office announced the decision on Wednesday, citing a lack of evidence.
"The sufficiency of proof required in a criminal case is proof beyond a reasonable doubt," District Attorney Marc Bennett said in a news release. "We find the nature of the available evidence in this instance is insufficient to meet that burden as to felony charges."
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The investigation stems from a Feb. 3 incident in Wichita in which police were called to Randle’s hotel room.
He was arrested on drug charges, though those charges were later dropped, and Randle’s ex-girlfriend, Dalia Jacobs, told police that, among other things, he had pointed a gun at her friend and the young son she has with Randle.
Jacobs, who urged 911 operators not to tell them who was calling, filed a protective order the next day.
Police presented their case to the DA’s office later that month but more information was requested, leading to the investigation that was just wrapped up.
The case may still be referred by police to the city prosecutor's office for potential misdemeanor charges. Randle's attorney, Gary Ayers, did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking comment on the development.
Ayres has long said the charges against Randle "had no merit" and Randle has denied the threatened his girlfriend or pulled a weapon on her.
Randle could have faced a six-game suspension if charged and, we suppose, he still could be suspended under the NFL’s personal conduct policy, should Roger Goodell deem such discipline necessary in this case.
Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the team would have no comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.