Wide receiver Lucky Whitehead #13 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates after the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Washington Redskins 27-23 at FedExField on September 18, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.
Whitehead was charged with shoplifting/petit larceny - under $200, a misdemeanor, according to Prince William County Police records.
He was arrested at the scene of the alleged theft.
Asked by reporters about the charges, Whitehead said Monday: "I didn't know about that" and "I don't know what's going on". He failed to appear on July 6.
His job is reportedly in jeopardy heading into training camp, and a potential arrest likely won't do much to help his cause to stick with the Cowboys this season. He has another court hearing scheduled for August 10. The Cowboys are in Oxnard until August 18.
Whitehead made headlines last week when he announced on social media that his dog Blitz was kidnapped and being held for ransom. He and his dog were returned a day later after a freaky string of events involving a Fort Worth rapper. He has rushed 20 times for 189 yards and caught nine passes for 64 yards.
Whitehead's legal trouble is just the most recent - or at least the latest to come to light - for the Cowboys in recent months. It's possible the star running back could miss one to two games.