It has been a crazy week for Lucky Whitehead.
On Monday, TMZ reported that the 26-year old receiver/returner had been arrested for petit larceny in Virginia. The Dallas Cowboys, calling themselves trying to finally hold one of their players accountable, released Whitehead.
But in one of the rare cases of “it wasn’t me” actually being true, it turned out police in Prince William County issued a warrant for the wrong guy. The Cowboys stuck by their decision to release Whitehead, with Jason Garrett just repeating “we made a decision that we thought was in the best interest of the team” during a press conference.
So Whitehead hit the waiver wire, available to whichever team wanted to claim him.
Whitehead played a minimal role on offense with the Cowboys his first two seasons, but he was the team’s primary kickoff and punt returner.