Jets claim White­head

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

The New York Jets claimed wide re­ceiver-kick re­turner Lucky White­head on Wed­nes­day, two days af­ter the Dal­las Cow­boys cut him fol­low­ing a shoplifting charge in what turned out to be a case of mis­taken iden­tity. A man used White­head’s iden­tity to steal $40 worth of food and drink from a Vir­ginia con­ve­nience store in June. Dal­las re­leased him Mon­day af­ter re­ports that White­head was ar­rested and sub­se­quently cited for miss­ing a court hear­ing. The Jets, des­per­ate for help at re­ceiver, claimed the three-year vet­eran and waived re­ceiver Devin Street. White­head ap­peared in 30 games the past two seasons with the Cow­boys. He av­er­aged 25.6 yards on 33 kick re­turns and 6.9 yards on 44 punt re­turns, and had 9 re­cep­tions as a re­serve re­ceiver. When the charges against White­head were an­nounced, his agent, Dave Rich, con­tended that his client wasn’t in Vir­ginia at the time of the re­ported ar­rest. Po­lice sub­se­quently said they are seek­ing the per­son who used the iden­tity of Rod­ney Dar­nell White­head Jr., the re­ceiver’s given name. Cow­boys ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent Stephen Jones and Coach Ja­son Gar­rett said White­head’s re­lease was the re­sult of an ac­cu­mu­la­tion of events. White­head could file a griev­ance with the play­ers’ union about his re­lease.

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