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Lucky Whitehead was fired by Cowboys after shoplifting charge that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity

Lucky Whitehead was fired by Cowboys after shoplifting charge that turned out to be a case of mistaken identity

Lucky Whitehead said all along that reports of him being arrested for shoplifting $40 worth of items from a convenience store were a case of mistaken identity. His claims did not stop the Dallas Cowboys from releasing the 25-year-old wide receiver on Monday.

A day later, though, police in Whitehead's home state of Virginia confirmed that the man charged with the crime gave a false identity and is not the former Cowboys player. The player’s full name is Rodney Darnell Whitehead Jr.

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