Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Arrested For Shoplifting

Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Arrested For Shoplifting

Whitehead was able to make team in part his rookie year because of his special teams capabilities as the Cowboys were trying to replace return specialist Dwayne Harris. Failure to appear has been stacked on to the shoplifting charge.

Whitehead's initial arrest took place on June 22 in Virginia, according to TMZ.

Whitehead was reportedly arrested earlier this year after shoplifting around $200 worth of merchandise from a convenience store in Virginia. On July 6, Whitehead failed to show up in court for his arraignment and an arrest warrant was issued. He has another court hearing scheduled for August 10.

Despite the insistence that no crime was committed, the Dallas Cowboys have moved ahead and cut Whitehead.

Yet Whitehead's agent, David Rich, insists that his client was not in Virginia during the incident, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Executive vice president of personnel Stephen Jones dismissed the idea that the Cowboys were finally taking action against a player after an offseason filled with trouble. Whitehead was dismissed from the team on Monday, July 24, 2017. Whitehead said his dog, Blitz, was returned after he paid an undisclosed amount of money.

He said Whitehead's departure was the culmination of a number of incidents involving the receiver over the past 12 months. He also rushed 20 times for 189 yards and caught nine passes for 64 yards.

Whitehead was on the field with them Monday morning but gone by the afternoon.

Elliott also is awaiting possible punishment from the National Football League stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident a year ago in Columbus, Ohio.

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