Report: Ex-Wisconsin wide receiver charged with double-homicide
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Marcus Randle El has surrendered to Chicago police in connection with the deaths of two individuals who were found with gunshot wounds in Janesville, Wisconsin, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Randle El turned himself in to Chicago police on Saturday. He is being charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide. The bodies of the two individuals were found alongside a road in Janesville, and were initially spotted by a motorist.
According to the Associated Press, Randle El had been released from jail in October 2018 after serving time for a 2014 incident, in which he abducted his daughter at gunpoint.
Randle El is the brother of former Indiana standout and NFL player Antwaan Randle El. Antwaan Randle El had a nine-year NFL career and is currently an assistant coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Randle El was a wide receiver at Wisconsin from 2004 through 2007. He wasn’t a huge contributor for the Badgers during that time, accounting for 89 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown during his career. He did, however, have legal trouble while in Madison.
In 2005, he was charged with battery involving a woman on campus. Randle El was arrested later that same year for battery after punching a teammate. He was ordered to 18 months of probation and complete anger management.