Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Says Dog Was Stolen, Being Held for Ransom

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Wide receiver Lucky Whitehead #13 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on from the field before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cowboys defeated the Steelers 35-30.  (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead said Sunday on Instagram that his dog Blitz has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom:

The third-year player said the dog was stolen from a friend's house and he has been contacted by the perpetrator multiple times with demands for money.

Whitehead got the pit bull in May and has spent the past few months sharing pictures and videos of Blitz on an Instagram account for the dog. The most recent video was posted on the Fourth of July.

The 25-year-old receiver was an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic. He has seen limited playing time on offense, grabbing nine catches in two years, although he has been an important contributor on special teams.

Per Spotrac, Whitehead is set to make $615,000 in base salary this season in the final year of his initial three-year contract.