UPDATE: Virgina Police Drop Charges Against Lucky Whitehead In Case Of Mistaken Identity

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UPDATE: Lucky Whitehead was telling the truth. Per TMZ, Prince William County Police confirmed that the man that they had cited for shoplifting was not the former Cowboys receiver. A police sergeant released a statement to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport expressing regret over the case of mistaken identity.

No word yet on what the Cowboys are planning on doing next but per his agent, David Rich, it appears they are ready to move on from Dallas.

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Lucky wasn’t so lucky after all.

The Dallas Cowboys released Lucky Whitehead Monday, after the team learned he was arrested for shoplifting and failed to appear in court earlier this month, which resulted in an additional charge. According to the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia, Whitehead was charged in late June, when a store employee noticed he left the premises pocketing some items he hadn’t paid for. After being charged with the offense, Whitehead failed to show for his arraignment on July 6.

The former Cowboys denies all charges and his agent told ESPN and NFL Network saying that this is a case of mistaken identity.

Innocent or not, the organization seems to have been fed up with Whitehead’s various incidents. CEO Stephen Jones made various statements regarding the release:

Coach Jason Garrett wasn’t buying it either:

The negativity surrounding Whitehead seemed to add up and left the Cowboys with very little alternative: Last season, Whitehead was late to a Saturday walk-through and was prohibited from a New York Giants match in December. The former All Conference-USA selection was also involved in a bizarre incident recently where he claimed his dog was stolen and a ransom letter was left. The alleged culprit replied that he did not steal the dog, but legally purchased it and just wanted his money back. The dog was eventually returned to Whitehead.

The return specialist spent two years with the Dallas Cowboys, finishing his stay with 1,151 total return yards.

UPDATE: Lucky Whitehead was telling the truth. Per TMZ, Prince William County Police confirmed that the man that they had cited for shoplifting was not the former Cowboys receiver. A police sergeant released a statement to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport expressing regret over the case of mistaken identity.

No word yet on what the Cowboys are planning on doing next but per his agent, David Rich, it appears they are ready to move on from Dallas.

 

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