TMZDallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead was arrested in Virginia in June for shoplifting — and now a warrant has been issued for his arrest … TMZ Sports has learned. The 25-year-old was busted in Prince William County, VA on June 22 for shoplifting/petit larceny under $200. We're told Whitehead allegedly took stuff from a convenience store. He was ordered to appear in court on July 6, but according to court records he didn't show up — so a warrant was issued for his arrest. He's since been charged for failure to appear. We reached out to Whitehead's rep — so far, no word back. FYI, Whitehead was undrafted but signed a 3-year $1.5 million contract with the team in 2015.
Are the Dallas Cowboys going to be able to field a team for the season opener against the New York Giants? It seems that every few days another Dallas Cowboys player is in trouble with the law and could be facing some sort of league discipline or suspension. Star defensive lineman is suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season due to testing positive for banned substances. Defensive end Randy Gregory is suspended for the entire 2017 NFL season after repeatedly testing positive for drugs and skipping a mandatory drug test. Starting linebacker Damian Wilson was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Ezekiel Elliott's recent off field issues, including punching a night club DJ and claims of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend, may still result in a cumulative suspension. Now this, wide receiver and special teams ace Lucky Whitehead was arrested in Virginia on June 22nd for shoplifting from a convenience store, and a warrant has been issued for his arrested after he failed to appear in court on July 6th. Thankfully for the Cowboys, training camp is set to open today July 24th, so the Dallas Cowboys players who have not been in trouble with the law this offseason can focus on football.
UPDATE: The Cowboys have released Lucky Whitehead. A Cowboys beat writer tells us he was a long shot to make the team in 2017.
UPDATE: As it turns out, all charges have been dropped against Lucky Whitehead, he was not the man police arrested for shoplifting and this whole situation was a case of mistaken identity.