Manassas, Va. native Lucky Whitehead is back in the news once again. Unfortunately, it’s not good just as the last time. The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver had a warrant reportedly issued for his arrest.
Whitehead, 25, was arrested on June 22 and charged with shoplifting and petit larceny of less than $200 by the Prince William County (Va.) Police Department. TMZ reports the warrant was issued after Whitehead failed to appear in court on July 6 for an arraignment.
The item of theft for the NFL wide receiver, $40 worth of items from a convenience store in Woodbridge, according to Austin York of CBS Radio.
The Cowboys have granted him a leave of absence for a hearing on the matter on August 10, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
#Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead, in Oxnard, will have leave for a hearing on his shoplifting for 8/10, per Prince William General Court records
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 24, 2017
Whitehead is currently with the team in Oxnard, Calif., as the team embarks on training camp.
It’s been an adventurous summer for the Osbourn High School star. Last week, he had his dog stolen and held for a $20,000 ransom in the Dallas area. The dog was returned after Whitehead granted the ransom of a local rapper.
Whitehead’s off the field issues add to the tumultuous offseason for Cowboys players. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is under investigation by the NFL for an alleged 2015 domestic violence incident. No charges were filled. He also was reportedly involved in an altercation outside a Dallas club, although police have since suspended the investigation. He is also fighting a speeding ticket in which he cited for driving over 100 mph back in April.
Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested on July 4 in Texas on charges of assault with a deadly weapon in which he described as a road-rage incident. Defensive end David Irving has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Rookie Cornerback Jourdan Lewis is facing trail in Ann Arbor, Mich., for a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge.