Lucky Whitehead is taking the time to air his dirty laundry now that he’s cut ties with his former team.
The third-year wide receiver was released by the Cowboys on Monday after a Virginia court issued a warrant for his arrest stemming from a shoplifting charge on June 22, but police in Virginia dropped the charges Tuesday after admitting he had been a victim of mistaken identity.
Whitehead, understandably disappointed, only wishes the Cowboys would have given him more time to prove his innocence.
“Let’s not sugarcoat anything,” Whitehead said during a Tuesday phone interview, via the Dallas Morning News. “I was pretty much being called a liar.
“As far as the whole situation went down, I was blindsided. I didn’t know about a warrant that came about in the first place. Clearly because I wasn’t the person arrested. The head person [in the Cowboys organization] I told, no one backed me up. No one had my back in the whole situation. I knew about it at what? 12:45. By 2:30 I’m released.”
The Cowboys released Whitehead after learning he had missed a July 6 court date even after the wideout explained he had nothing to do with the incident.
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