Cowboys' Lucky Whitehead arrested for shoplifting, warrant issued for arrest, TMZ reports


Whitehead was due to appear in court back on July 6, but court records indicate that he failed to show up.

Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead reportedly has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to appear in court earlier this month for a shoplifting arrest. That's because he had no idea the court date was ever scheduled.

On Sunday, against a fair amount of evidence to the contrary, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett declared that "character is critical with us, with the Dallas Cowboys".

It's more tough news for the Cowboys, who also learned today that their Super Bowl hopes have been jinxed by the August cover of D Magazine.

Whitehead has had an unusual offseason, saying last week that a dognapper was demanding ransom for his dog before the dog was returned a day later.

Whitehead, 25, was arrested and charged with shoplifting/petit larceny under $200, a misdemeanor, on June 22 in Prince William County, Va.

The Cowboys were not aware of Whitehead's arrest until the news was first reported by TMZ Sports and confirmed by the Dallas Morning News and ESPN. Running back Ezekiel Elliott is under investigation by the league for an alleged 2015 domestic incident for which no charges were filed.

Whitehead's case is just the latest in a string of non-football related incidents involving Cowboys players. The team is also still awaiting word on the outcome of the NFL's investigation into domestic violence allegations against Ezekiel Elliott past year. He has rushed 20 times for 189 yards and caught nine passes for 64 yards.

Linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested July 4 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon.