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Joseph Randle backs MeUndies after being charged with stealing underwear

Joseph Randle, #21 of the Dallas Cowboys, looks

Joseph Randle, #21 of the Dallas Cowboys, looks on before a game against the Giants at AT&T Stadium on Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez

After Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was charged with stealing underwear days ago, it's been announced he'll now endorse MeUndies, a Los Angeles-based underwear brand.

Randle was arrested Tuesday after police say he stole underwear and cologne from a Dillard's store in Frisco, Texas. He was fined $29,500 by the Cowboys, according to ESPN.

The underwear company said in a statement on Twitter, “In a partnership with MeUndies, Joseph Randle will be donating up to $15,000 worth of underwear and basic apparel to children in the Dallas area.”

"Every mistake can be a teaching opportunity if you are willing to take advantage of it," the statement said. "And that's what we plan to do."

Randle will receive enough money from MeUndies to help offset his fine, ESPN reported. He will also talk to kids in the Dallas area about growing after missteps.

"Joseph felt the need to turn a negative situation into a positive and teamed up with MeUndies to give back to his community and help families in need," tweeted Dan King, MeUndies' head of marketing and business development.

“I disappointed a lot of people who really care about me, like my brothers on my team, the coaches around here, this whole organization, people who have supported me, my family, my dad. I let a lot of people down,” Randle told the Dallas Morning News.  “I am really just trying my best to make it up to them and do whatever I’ve got to do to get past this.”

 

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