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 dallascowboys.com.
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.
Lucky Whitehead in recent misdemeneor petty larceny charges "I don't know what's going on" #Cowboys
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) July 24, 2017
Well he might wanna check on it. Just a thought.
— JB 🇺🇸 (@Texan765) July 24, 2017
— TRAVIS JONES (@frog8043) July 24, 2017
The Cowboys PR escorted Lucky Whitehead off the field after morning walk-through to keep him from talking: pic.twitter.com/slzTh5jrEv
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) July 24, 2017