Cowboys Release Whitehead Amidst Off-Field Drama

If ever there were a more inaccurately nicknamed player it would be former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, Lucky Whitehead.

Now if his last name was White-headcase, that would be spot on.

Because the Cowboys announced yesterday they were parting ways with the third-year receiver, releasing him just as the Cowboys begin training camp in Oxnard, California.

And it’s got nothing to do with his stolen dog—who we now come to find was allegedly kidnapped by a rapper.

As much as what Whitehead stole from someone else.

Turns out the release was precipitated by the fact that a Virginia court had issued a warrant for Whitehead's arrest after he failed to appear in court for a July 6 arraignment stemming from a shoplifting charge on June 22 when he allegedly stole some items from a convenience store.

Now, here’s where it gets even funnier, or actually just more sad.

Whitehead said later yesterday that it was a case of mistaken identity and that he wasn’t even in Virginia when it happened!!!

"I don't know who got arrested in Virginia. But it wasn't me. I NEVER once had an altercation with the cops. And come to find out, this happened, they say, at 1:34 a.m. at a Wawa in Woodbridge, Virginia [on a day] that I was in Dallas until 11:20 a.m," he said.

Of course, given he only had three receptions all season last year for the Cowboys, it may be hard to prove he was in Dallas. Not like anyone ever sees him there.

Of course, that may be an even bigger reason they let him go.

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