Cowboys cut Lucky Whitehead after learning of shoplifting arrest and warrant

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OXNARD, Calif. - The Dallas Cowboys cut Lucky Whitehead Monday, just hours after learning of the wide receiver's shoplifting arrest and subsequent warrant after failing to appear in a Virginia court. Whitehead was arrested in June for stealing from a Prince William County convenience store, according to TMZ.

TMZ Sports is reporting the wide receiver had a July 6 court date and a warrant issued for his arrest after he no showed.

“When you have someone in your program, in this environment, in this structure, and they don’t grow and develop and they make the same mistakes over and over again, it’s time to move on," Head Coach Jason Garrett told

The 25-year-old was recently in the news after asking social media to help him get back his dog Blitz after Whitehead said the pet had been stolen.

Whitehead, whose real name is Rodney Darnell Whitehead, Jr., signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after not being selected in the NFL Draft.

If something about this sounds familiar, perhaps it's because former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested in 2014 for shoplifting mens underwear and cologne from a Dillard's department store in Frisco's Stonebriar Mall.  Video was released showing Randle rambling in a Frisco City Jail, followed by Dillard's releasing security video of Randle stealing. Randle scored an underwear deal out of that fiasco, but went on to have several more mug shots and court appearances.

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