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Charges dropped, should Cowboys re-sign Lucky?

Well, this doesn’t look so good. On Monday night, the Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Lucky Whitehead because he was arrested and charged with shoplifting in Virginia. He didn’t show up for court and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

You may or may not know that the Cowboys only tolerate criminal behavior from their stars. Special teamers have an example made of them. Dallas won’t tolerate this kind of conduct!

The Cowboys said that this was the final straw for Lucky.

“We evaluate the situation and how it was handled by the player after the incident and we evaluate the body of work,” coach Jason Garrett said. “When you have someone in your program in this environment and they don’t grow, and they make the same mistakes over and over again, it’s time to move on.”

Cowboys executive Stephen Jones said that they weren’t sending a message to the team about behavior, but that this was based on Lucky’s history of issues.

“We looked at it, we looked at his full body of work and we made a decision to move on,” Jones said. “We feel like we’ve given Lucky a lot of different chances along the way going back to last year and I think just decided it was time to go in a different direction.”

Here’s the problem: All of the charges were dropped, according to Ian Rapoport.

“Per agent Dave Rich, all charges were dropped for former #Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead. Warrant rescinded. Cops had the wrong guy,” Rapoport tweets.

Lucky’s agent said all along that he had plane flight records proving that Lucky wasn’t even in Virginia at the time. The cops have admitted that they charged the wrong guy, just like his agent said the entire time.


Now what? We’ll re-sign you with you knowing full well that if you get arrested for shoplifting in Virginia you’ll be released? How are they going to handle this one?

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