Well, it’s official, the only thing former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead is guilty of is hanging out with the absolute worst people.
Well unless you believe the man arrested for shoplifting on June 22—who was falsely claimed to be Whitehead—never knew him. After his arrest, he failed to provide ID. Instead, he verbally provided the name, date of birth and Social Security number of Whitehead to police officers.
Regardless, the Prince William County (Virginia) Police Department admitted their mistake saying in a statement yesterday that the man they arrested was not Whitehead.
Whitehead and his agent, David Rich, said Monday that it was a case of mistaken identity and proved exactly that when Rich cited flight records to prove that Whitehead wasn't in Virginia at the time of the incident.
But don’t think the Cowboys are going to apologize for cutting the receiver, who was as unreliable off the field as he was on it.
Whitehead, of course, sees it differently saying he was blindsided.
"Let's not sugarcoat anything. I was pretty much being called a liar," Whitehead said, later adding "no one [in Cowboys management] had my back in the whole situation. I knew about it at what? 12:45. By 2:30 I'm released."
The police are currently seeking the correct identity of the man who pretended to be Whitehead.
Unlike the Cowboys, who are not looking for the actual Whitehead. He may act like he is surprised by being dropped yesterday, but not as surprised as Dallas was by his dropping passes most of the past three seasons.