Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle adamantly denied rape allegations in court Tuesday … saying he didn’t commit a crime because, “she never said no.”
The former NFL player was arrested last September in Sedgwick County, Kansas for allegedly raping a woman for hours … and was later hit with 11 charges including rape and aggravated criminal sodomy.
He appeared in court Tuesday to face the charges … and told a judge he was innocent, saying, “She didn’t tell me. She never said nothing. She never said no. So how am I supposed to know?”
The alleged victim said otherwise … testifying that Randle had gotten drunk, punched her in the face and forced her to have sex with him.
The woman claims she was able to escape … and half-nakedly ran to her neighbor’s home to call 911.
A Wichita Police officer testified in court Randle reeked of booze when he showed up to the scene.
Randle adamantly denied everything … yelling at the judge multiple times — which caused the judge to fire back at the ex-RB for speaking out of turn.
Randle did not enter a plea — the arraignment portion of his hearing has been postponed to a date later this month.
His defense attorneys argue the 27-year-old — who’s been in and out of jail and mental health facilities for months — isn’t mentally competent to stand trial at this time.
The judge said he didn’t agree … but acknowledged Randle’s mental health issues could be brought up in the case at a later date.
Randle rushed for nearly 1,000 yards in his 3 seasons with the Cowboys … but has found himself facing a ton of legal problems since the team waived him in 2015.