Whitehead's legal troubles are the latest in a string of off-field mishaps for the Cowboys this offseason. On July 6th, he failed to appear before an arraignment, resulting in his second charge. At that time, he was accused of taking less than $200 worth of items from a convenience store.
He was ordered to appear in court on July 6, but according to court records he didn't show up - so a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Whitehead's next hearing is scheduled for August 10, according to court records.
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As of early this year, the department says there were hundreds of vendors advertising heroin and fentanyl on Cazes' Alpha-Bay. Instead, they waited for the Federal Bureau of Investigation get hold of AlphaBay a few weeks later on 5 July.
According to the Dallas Cowboys website, Whitehead didn't disclose the June arrest, and he could possibly be booted from the team. However, multiple reporters in Oxnard have received comments from Whitehead himself, stating he had no idea a warrant had been issued. One one hand, Whitehead is out of a job and is being tracked down for his arrest, while his agent is claiming that he wasn't even in the area, with valid proof. Whitehead is unlikely to face a team-imposed suspension.
He said Whitehead's departure was the culmination of a number of incidents involving the receiver over the past 12 months.
Whitehead has told the Cowboys that it wasn't him. He announced the next day on social media that the dog was returned unharmed. Per NFL.com's Jane Slater, Jerry Jones and the Cowboys are releasing Whitehead. He struggled to hold on to the football, though, fumbling three times and losing two in just 10 rushes and three receptions past year. The team also signed Greg Hardy in 2015 after Hardy was convicted of domestic violence.