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Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead after arrest

25 July 2017

Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead, a Manassas native, was released on the team's first day of on-field activities during training camp.

Cowboys beat reporter Nick Eatman tweeted the news Monday afternoon. Now, a warrant has been issued for his arrest and he's been charged with failure to appear.

Before that, Whitehead was evidently arrested and charged with shoplifting on June 22 in Prince William County, VA.

The shoplifting arrest reportedly came in connection with a theft from a convenience store. However, he failed to appear in court for his July 6 hearing, resulting in the issuing of an arrest warrant for the 25-year old.

The court date has been rescheduled for August 10.

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Despite the insistence that no crime was committed, the Dallas Cowboys have moved ahead and cut Whitehead. Furthemore, his lawyer says the receiver wasn't even in the state of Virginia when the arrest is said to have taken place.

Whitehead made news last week as well when he claimed someone stole his dog and held it for ransom. He's blaming it on a case of mistaken identity and supposedly has flight records to prove it.

Whitehead's off-field incident is only the tip of the iceberg for the Cowboys.

Whitehead has told the Cowboys that it wasn't him. A court special teamer and gadget player, Whitehead touched the ball 13 times last season.

Whitehead only has nine catches in his two-year career with the Cowboys, which might explain why Garrett and the Cowboys are adopting this hardline stance. Still the Cowboys announced they released Whitehead. The team also signed Greg Hardy in 2015 after Hardy was convicted of domestic violence.

Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead after arrest