Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead from team

Sheri Evans
July 25, 2017

The writing was on the wall a bit as far as Whitehead's roster spot, as the Cowboys spent a draft pick on receiver/returner Ryan Switzer.

The saga of Lucky Whitehead has already taken some interesting twists and turns since news broke Monday morning that a warrant was out for his arrest. He will now also face a charge of failure to appear in court.

Whitehead was arrested after police responded to a reported larceny early June 22 at the Wawa at 2051 Daniel Stuart Square in Woodbridge, Prince William police spokesperson Officer Nathan Probus said Monday. At that time, he was accused of taking less than $200 worth of items from a convenience store. He has another court appearance scheduled for August 10. However, both Whitehead and his agent, David Rich, deny the crime and state it was an instance of mistaken identity.

This follows multiple off-the-field incidents past year for Whitehead.

Whitehead has told the Cowboys that it wasn't him.

TMZ said they reached out to Whitehead's camp but haven't heard back yet.

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"I didn't even know about that", he told reporters.

Whitehead's case is just the latest in a string of non-football related incidents involving Cowboys players.

Whitehead 25, has played the past two seasons for the Cowboys, appearing in 30 games with two starts. He later announced on social media that the dog had been returned unharmed.

Running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an altercation on July 16 at a club in Dallas where a man was punched.

The one upside in all of this for Whitehead is that he was probably going to get cut anyway.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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