Ex-Cowboys RB Randle ordered to stand trial for rape and sodomy as he claims he wasn't refused

Mail Online | 4/22/2016 | Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle will stand trial for rape and sodomy, a Kansas judge ordered Tuesday as the 26-year old told the courtroom his accuser 'never said "no."'

Randle will not be able to plead until February 25, according to Kansas.com.

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'She never said nothing,' said Randle, who appeared with two court-appointed attorneys. 'She never said "no." So how am I supposed to know?'

His accuser testified at Tuesday's preliminary hearing that Randle beat and raped her in September after he drank a significant amount of Crown Royal whiskey. She admits to inviting Randle to her home, but says he refused to leave.

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The woman testified that she escaped, half naked, to a neighbor's home, where she was given a shirt, shoes, and a phone to call 911.

The responding officer from the Wichita Police Department testified Tuesday that Randle smelled of liquor at the time of his arrest.

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Randle was already barred from drinking, having been placed on five years' probation after hitting a group of party-goers with his car in 2016. Sedgwick County District Court Judge Kevin O'Connor said Tuesday that Randle was in violation of his probation in September when he drank the whiskey.

Randle is accused of 11 counts, including rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated battery and aggravated kidnapping.

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O'Connor and Randle quarreled throughout Tuesday's hearing, according to Kansas.com, with the judge frequently rebuking the defendant for speaking out of turn.

Randle had previously appeared before O'Connor in 2016, when he was found guilty of aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and marijuana possession after striking three people with his car as...
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