Lucky Whitehead on shoplifting charge: I didn’t even know about that

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Lucy Whitehead said he was unaware he had a warrant issued for his arrest after failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge.

I didn’t even know about that,” the Cowboys receiver said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “I don’t know what’s going on.”

Whitehead’s initial arrest occurred June 22 in Virginia, according to TMZ. At that time, he was accused of taking less than $200 worth of items from a convenience store.

On July 6, Whitehead failed to show up at Prince William County Court for an appearance related to the June 22 arrest, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He will now also face a charge of failure to appear in court.

The court date has been rescheduled for Aug. 10, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which will force Whitehead to leave training camp.

Cowboys officials first learned of the incident Monday, per Hill.

Whitehead has had an unusual offseason, saying last week that a dognapper was demanding ransom for his dog before the dog was returned a day later.

The Cowboys’ selection of Ryan Switzer in the fourth round made Whitehead a long shot to return to the Cowboys for a third season. Now, Whitehead might find his spot with the Cowboys even more precarious.

20 responses to “Lucky Whitehead on shoplifting charge: I didn’t even know about that

  1. Sounds strange that A. He didn’t know he got busted for shoplifting??
    And B. He’s shoplifting on an NFL Player’s salary??
    The screwups afterwards i could see, the red tape being what it is in the legal system.

  2. He is so casual about being arrested that he doesn’t bother to keep track of his court dates? Now that’s leadership!

  3. tigershark0052 says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:55 PM

    $200 worth of stuff from a convenience store is a lot to try to sneak out.

    article says less than $200

    either way, inexcusable and for him to say he didn’t know he had a warrant is irrelevant, why are you stealing in the first place????

  4. Speechless…about every aspect of this story. I’ll wait for TMZ to update us on whether it was a case of beer or crab legs 🙂 or rolling papers…

  5. When asked about his name change…Whitehead responded…”I didn’t even know anything about that…”.

  6. On top of the shoplifting charge and warrant for failure to appear in court, Whitehead also faces a civil complaint.

    Former Cowboy RB Joseph Randle is rumored to be suing him for infringement, claiming that Randle holds the trademark for that particular offense…

  7. This kid worked his whole childhood, teenage years, and early 20’s JUST to be cut by an NFL team! What is he thinking????
    You made the cut, you had the opportunity to live the dream, and then this???
    You are the culmination of the choices you make sir. Now he will soon be working at that very same convenience store. Well not that one. He was arrested there..

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