After NFL player Rodney “Lucky” Whitehead was released by the Dallas Cowboys on Monday, police released a statement saying the man charged with shoplifting in June was not the wide receiver, as originally indicated.
“The man charged on the morning of June 22 was not in possession of identification at the time of the encounter; however, did verbally provide identifying information to officers, which included a name, date of birth, and social security number matching that of Rodney Darnell Whitehead, Jr.,” the Prince William County (Virginia) Police Department said in a statement. “At this point, the police department is also confident in confirming that Mr. Whitehead’s identify was falsely provided to police during the investigation.”
Despite the development, Whitehead, 25, remains cut from the team, which cited a pattern of behavior in justifying the move.
“I just think we’ve given Lucky a lot of different chances along the way going back to last year,” Jones said, according to DallasCowboys.com. “I think we just decided it was time to go in a different direction.”
Whitehead is not going down quietly, however, telling the Dallas Morning News: “Let’s not sugarcoat anything. I was pretty much being called a liar.”
Last week, Whitehead was involved in another strange scenario when he said his dog, Blitz, was kidnapped for a $20,000 ransom.
He later retrieved the pit bull, which had been stolen along with some shoes and bags, for an undisclosed amount of cash.
“Look who made it home safely!!!” Whitehead posted on Snapchat. “THANKS EVERYONE.”
— ESPN (@espn) July 25, 2017
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