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Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back strikes plea deals

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Prosecutors say they have reached plea deals with former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle that allow him to be released on probation as long as he stays out of trouble.

The Sedgwick County district attorney's office said in a news release Friday the agreements cover four cases against Randle, including ones involving a jail fight and interfering with a law enforcement officer. He has already been in jail more than two years.

Taken together, the pleas call for a controlling sentence of 80 months that allows him to be free on probation for 60 months. If he violates probation, prosecutors can seek to have him put in prison.

Randle was sentenced Friday for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, criminal threat and marijuana possession.

He will be sentenced Aug. 17 on the jail fight and interference cases as well as ones related to his breaking a jail TV and threatening a guard.

Updated June 22, 2018

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