Lucky Whitehead has been in the headlines all summer, and that’s weird for a few reasons. First, who would have expected Lucky Whitehead to be in the headlines all summer? And second, it seems like he hasn’t even done anything to deserve the attention.

Let’s go through the timeline again:

July 17th, 2017 – A sick creep kidnapped Whitehead’s dog and held it for ransom (okay this isn’t technically related to the entire story, but it’s still pretty crazy).

July 24th, 2017 – The Dallas Cowboys cut the 25-year-old wide receiver for an alleged shoplifting arrest Whitehead claimed didn’t happen.

July 25th, 2017 – The shoplifting charges were dropped, making the Cowboys look silly.

July 25th, 2017 – Jason Garrett stuck to the same nonsensical response on the Whitehead release 10 times in a row.

July 26th, 2017 – The New York Jets claimed him off waivers.

August 9th, 2017 – TMZ unveiled the name and picture of the man who claimed to be Whitehead when he actually shoplifted in June.

Cops are currently in the process of searching for the shoplifter Deyvon Newman, who allegedly stole $40 worth of goods in Virginia way back on June 22nd. When the police arrived at the scene of the crime back on the 22nd, Newman didn’t have an I.D. so he claimed to be Whitehead.

Newman didn’t have an I.D. stating he was Whitehead, but he did know the wideout’s birthday and social security number.

After Newman gave police Whitehead’s name, birthday, and social, the cops pulled up Whitehead in their system and concluded that the NFL wide receiver was in fact standing in front of them. That’s pretty ridiculous because as TMZ pointed out, Newman has tattoos on his neck and face while Whitehead does not.

A warrant has been issued for Newman’s arrest and according to the local Attorney’s office he will be charged with larceny, giving false information to an officer, and identity theft. All of this trouble for $40 in shoplifting.


About David Lauterbach

David is a writer for The Comeback. He enjoyed two Men's Basketball Final Four trips for Syracuse before graduating in 2016. If The Office or Game of Thrones is on TV, David will be watching.