Lucky Whitehead Has Not Been So Lucky

In Football by Ashleigh Binder

Okay the title makes this sound like a joke, however, it is very unlikely that former Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead is laughing.  Whitehead’s had a really bad month of July.  Last week his adorable pit bull “Blitz” was allegedly kidnapped from his Dallas home and the alleged kidnappers were asking for a $20,000 ransom.  He posted this message on his social media accounts about his beloved pet,

“I’ve taken some time to collect my thoughts on this subject matter, and it’s very heartbreaking to say that Blitz has been stolen from my home last Sunday. While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money. I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse! If you know of any details regarding Blitz’s whereabouts or who may be involved in this, please contact me immediately.”

To make this story even stranger, a local Dallas rapper named Boogotti Kasino took to his social media to post a video of Blitz with him!  According to Mr. Kasino, he was only asking for the $20,000 because that’s how much he allegedly paid for the dog and he just wanted his money back.  Really?  You bought a $20,000 dog when there are hundreds of shelter dogs?  That’s a topic for another day, but luckily the dog was returned safely.

As if that was not bad enough, Whitehead was supposedly arrested for shoplifting earlier this week all the way in Virginia.  Whitehead and his agent swore up and down that it was not the Cowboys receiver and that it was a case of mistaken identity.  He was even willing to prove that he was not in Virginia at the time of the arrest.   Not wasting any time, the Cowboys decided it was best for the team to move on from Whitehead as he was on the bubble anyway.

Yesterday, police confirmed that it was NOT the wide receiver who was taken into custody and attempted to apologize for their enormous error that cost Whitehead his job.  The man who was arrested did not have identification on him and pretended to be Rodney Whitehead, Jr.  ESPN’s Josina Anderson is reporting that the team is not worried about any grievances Whitehead may potentially file as this was a move to “improve their roster and team culture”.  The team stood by their decision yesterday and did not appear too sympathetic to Whitehead.  Remind you, this is the same team who backed defensive end Greg Hardy.

Whitehead is still young and will likely be able to bounce back.  His agent, Dave Rich, told ESPN Todd Archer that this was a tough lesson for his client, but he will bounce back.  He continued,  “He’ll be fine. I’ve had three or four teams reach out to me already, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he was picked up, especially with the way rosters are right now. You can add a receiver from Long Beach State Community College or add a guy like Lucky Whitehead, who has a pretty good body of work.”