Wichita, Kan. — Kansas prosecutors declined Wednesday to bring felony charges against Cowboys running back Joseph Randle following a domestic disturbance at a hotel in Wichita, saying they concluded after reviewing the extensive police investigation there is a lack of evidence to support them.
"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."
The case might 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 emails seeking comment on the development.
Ayers has long contended the allegations against his client "have no merit." The Dallas running back has denied he threatened his former girlfriend or pulled a gun during an incident that led to his arrest on a marijuana possession charge that was later dropped.
Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said officials would have no comment.
Randle could face punishment from the league under terms of a personal conduct policy that was revised in December. Randle also faces misdemeanor theft charges in the Dallas area.
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