Cowboys Release WR Lucky Whitehead After Reported Arrest

Taylor Byrd
July 25, 2017

Rich told the Cowboys he didn't appear in court because he never received the citation and summons.

On June 22, fringe Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead was arrested in the parking lot of a Woodbridge, Va. convenience store after a worker reported that he had shoplifted from the store. TMZ reports that a warrant was issued when he failed to appear for a July 6 arraignment. Another court date was set for August 10.

Dallas police suspended that investigation, but Elliott has also faced accusations of domestic violence, and reports have said the National Football League is considering suspending the Cowboys' star.

Fast forward to Monday, July 24, and a warrant was issued in Virginia for Whitehead's arrest.

Garrett said any case of mistaken identity was beside the point for the Cowboys.

This is not the first, or last, that Whitehead will be heard from this offseason.

When asked if firing Whitehead was a possibility, Garrett said - "Oh, absolutely".

As soon as the release of Whitehead was official, his agent, David Rich, spoke out to ESPN's Adam Schefter, adding that Whitehead wasn't even in Virginia at the time of the incident and was on his way to Dallas.

Whitehead was late to a Saturday walkthrough before a game at the New York Giants last December, and coach Jason Garrett told him not to join the team flight. He announced the next day on social media that the dog was returned unharmed.

The streak of Dallas Cowboys players running into trouble with the law has exceeded any reasonable explanation. Per NFL.com's Jane Slater, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are releasing Whitehead. The team also signed Greg Hardy in 2015 after Hardy was convicted of domestic violence.

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