Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead amidst off-field drama

Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead amidst off-field drama

Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead amidst off-field drama

Whitehead is facing a misdemeanor charge after he allegedly left a Virginia store without paying.

Whitehead has a court date scheduled for August 10, according to records. Depending on what the situation is, we're going to respond accordingly and do what's in the best interest of the Dallas Cowboys.

This follows multiple off-the-field incidents past year for Whitehead.

"I didn't even know about that", he told reporters.

ESPN reports that team sources indicate the Cowboys weren't interested in hearing Whitehead's explanation and that they simply wanted to release him after yet another incident.

Could this all be a case of mistaken identity?

Coach Jason Garrett, when asked if he may be released from the team said: 'Well, absolutely. "I never once had an altercation with the cops", Whitehead emphasized in an exclusive interview with Cowboys HQ.

The Dallas Cowboys have had a tumultuous week to say the least.

That's an interesting decision, given that the Cowboys stood by players who have been accused of far worse. In one instance he did not inform the team about a vehicle accident in which he was involved.

"We're gathering information on it", Garrett said ...

A day after posting that his dog was being held for ransom, Whitehead said on Snapchat that the dog was returned safely to his home. He has rushed 20 times for 189 yards and caught nine passes for 64 yards.

When he didn't show up to court on the summons, a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of failure to appear. The running back also is awaiting possible punishment from the National Football League stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident last July in Columbus, Ohio. He made the Cowboys roster in 2015 and has served as a punt and kick returner intermixed with some receiving and running duties.

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