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Lucky Whitehead feels fortunate he wasn’t at club where Aqib Talib shot

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) feels fortunate he was not at a night club where Aqib Talib was shot early Sunday morning.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (13) feels fortunate he was not at a night club where Aqib Talib was shot early Sunday morning. AP

Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead was driving home when he saw the police vehicles near the VLive night club in Dallas.

“What’s going on over there?” Whitehead said he wondered. “But I got a call later on to make sure I wasn’t there, because someone had heard about what had happened. It’s unfortunate. It just seems like the wrong place at the wrong time, and I’m glad I wasn’t there.”

Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, whom Whitehead doesn’t know, was shot at the club early Sunday morning. Talib was released from the hospital Monday and returned to Denver on Wednesday.

The night club’s Instagram account had advertised a birthday party for Whitehead on Saturday night into Sunday morning. Whitehead, though, said he never authorized any fliers or social media on the event and never showed up at VLive.

“It was just like an afterparty for me; I kind of know the DJ,” Whitehead said. “That’s why I knew about the party. But I never agreed to having a flier put out. That’s why I was never on any of my social media. I never promoted it myself.

“It was an unfortunate accident. I’m glad I wasn’t there.”

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