DeadSpin- Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was booked in Frisco County Jail after he allegedly stole cologne and underwear from a Dillard's earlier this month. Watching surveillance footage from the jail, Randle was oddly relaxed about the arrest, making jokes and offering an officer $100 for a massage.
You know, we hear all this talk about how females in the workplace are treated unfairly. How women receive less pay for the exact same jobs men do. We talk about how it should be equal opportunity and there should be no glass ceiling. Well, guess what ladies. Life isn't fair. Take this story for instance. You think a male officer is getting offered $100 to rub the back of a professional athlete? If I had a badge I would do that in a heartbeat. Is that frowned upon during booking? I have no shame. Cry me a river, you have lower annual salaries. You also have people like Randle making up the difference in earning potential.
Is anyone surprised by this? The guy that makes hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and got arrested for stealing cologne and underwear doesn't realize the severity of his actions? Color me shocked. Of course he treated it as a joke. He has been watching athletes get away with murder for years. No, I mean like actual murder. And rape. And spousal abuse. And gun charges. What's the worst that can happen for attempting to smell nice in some clean drawers? We have made it pretty clear throughout the years that athletes, celebrities, and the like, are above the law.
Regardless, I think we have to judge these crimes on a case by case basis. I stand by the fact that the punishment doesn't fit the crime. He should have been given a slap on the wrist at worst.. Sure, he absolutely stole from Dillard's, but Dillard's has been stealing from it's customers for years. Don't believe me? Just ask the Sun Sentinel...
Did we prosecute Robin Hood? That's what I thought. Joseph Randle is simply a man of the people. A man that believes in karma and equal opportunity for women. Dare I say it, he's a hero.