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Posted: July 25, 2017

Lucky Whitehead cut from Dallas Cowboys after link to shoplifting arrest

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) runs onto the field for practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) runs onto the field for practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Monday, July 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)

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By Mark Lane, All22.com

DALLAS —

Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead has been cut, sources tell All22.com.

WFAA-TV reporter Joe Trahan was the first to report the third-year receiver had been let go.

The news came just minutes after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Dave Rich, Whitehead’s agent, said it was near logistically impossible for Whitehead to have committed a June 22 shoplifting for which he was allegedly arrested in Prince William County, Virginia.

According to The Associated Press, Prince William County police said Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr., 25 – Whitehead's real name – was arrested about 1:30 a.m. June 22 for stealing about $40 of items from a convenience store.

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Police couldn’t confirm that the man was the NFL player, but records matched his birthdate, the AP reported.

According to online records, a court date was missed July 6, leading to another charge. Another court date was set for Aug. 10.

Rich claimed that this was a case of mistaken identity, the AP reported. Whitehead told reporters that he “didn’t know about” the incident.

Rich told Rapoport that Whitehead could not have been in the area because he didn't fly to Virginia until 7:20 a.m. June 22 – several hours after the incident reportedly took place.

– The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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