It has been a relatively quiet off-season for the New York Giants. Concern trolling regarding Odell Beckham Jr.’s mega-stardom aside, there has been little controversy for media outlets to feast upon, and little to talk about in general.
By contrast, division rival Dallas Cowboys have had a noisy off-season, seemingly replete with controversy and players having run-ins with the law. This past week, however, it shifted to fringe receiver and returner Lucky Whitehead. Whitehead was mistakenly accused of petty larceny and a warrant issued for his arrest for a crime he didn’t commit.
The Cowboys released Whitehead in spite of his innocence, seemingly as a sacrificial lamb for Ezekiel Elliott.
New Giants’ free agent safety Duke Ihenacho took to Twitter on the eve of training camp to express his disappointment at how the Cowboys treated Whitehead.
Yo, real quick. I gotta get these tweets off before we start camp tomorrow and I become too occupied. But really Dallas?— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
I can't believe they didn't even attempt to sign Lucky back...— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
...after he was clearly and PUBLICLY found innocent of, in the grand scheme of things, a trivial ass charge.— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
What's more disappointing is that they didn't even apologize for getting it wrong..but what's new. "we're sticking with our decision" huh?— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
Talk about pride...and unwillingness to admit mistakes.— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
No one is God. No one is perfect. It's okay to say "yea we screwed this one up". "We were wrong" "let's fix it"— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
I know Lucky got a job quickly, but still. That just ain't right.— Duke Ihenacho (@NachoLyfe) July 27, 2017
Whitehead was claimed by the New York Jets on waivers, and given their abundance of questions outside of Quincy Enunwa, things might just have worked out for the best for the former Cowboy.
But as Ihenacho said, how Dallas treated Whitehead just wasn’t right.