Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he Cowboys have informed WR Lucky Whitehead that they’re releasing him.
Dave Rich, the agent for Whitehead, tells Adam Schefter that his client wasn’t in Virginia at the time of the alleged incident. Schefter mentions that fight records show that Whitehead was in Dallas at the time of the incident and his direct flight to Washington D.C. landed at 11:30 am, which is 10 hours after the shoplifting crime occurred in Woodbridge, Va.
Rich told the Cowboys Whitehead didn’t appear in court because he never received the citation and summons. The reason he never got a citation and summons is because he wasn’t in the state when the crime occurred.
TMZ Sports is reporting that Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead was arrested in Virginia last month for shoplifting and a warrant has since been issued for his arrest.
According to the report, Whitehead was busted in Prince William County, VA on June 22 for shoplifting/petit larceny under $200. Sources tell TMZ that Whitehead allegedly took stuff from a convenience store.
Whitehead was been ordered to appear in court on July 6, but he didn’t show up, which led to an arrest warrant being issued. Whitehead has since been charged with failure to appear in court as a result.
Whitehead, 25, signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic back in 2015. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.585 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Whitehead appeared in 15 games and caught three passes for 48 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries to go along with 394 kick return yards and 195 punt return yards.