Former Jets wide receiver Lucky Whitehead isn’t living up to his name.
Whitehead, who was released by the Jets last year and is now a free agent, was arrested for DUI on Dec. 23 in Virginia, according to TMZ Sports.
The 26-year-old had another brush with the law in 2017, through no fault of his own, when he was named a suspect in a shoplifting case because the actual culprit gave police Whitehead’s name and his social security number.
Despite being the victim of mistaken identity, Whitehead was still cut by the Cowboys following the incident.
A member of the Jets in parts of both 2017 and 2018, Whitehead did not appear in any games with the team. He was cut for the final time by the Jets in September.
According to TMZ, Whitehead was pulled over “around 2 a.m.” after police said he failed to obey a traffic signal.
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While stopped, Whitehead was suspected by police of having been drinking, and he refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
Whitehead was arrested for DUI because police believed there was sufficient evidence to prove intoxication. He was charged with DUI, driving without a license and failure to use a seat belt, according to the report, and is due back in court in February.
Whitehead spent 2015 and 2016 with the Cowboys and caught a combined nine passes for 64 yards, while also serving as a kick and punt returner.