COMMENTARY: NFL player’s dog allegedly kidnapped for ransom
Anyone who has a pet can relate to the feeling of dread this story brings.
Dallas Cowboys receiver Lucky Whitehead posted a rather disturbing message on his Instagram account on Sunday night.
Whitehead says while he was out of town he had a close friend watch over his dog, named Blitz.
But he claims that someone broke into his home and kidnapped Blitz.
And to make matters worse, Whitehead says Blitz’s captors are asking for a ransom for the dog’s safe return.
He wrote on Instagram, “Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money.”
I've taken some time to collect my thoughts on this subject matter, and it's very heartbreaking to say that Blitz has been stolen from my home last Sunday. While out of town, Blitz was being taken care of by a close friend at my house and someone broke in and took him. Whomever stole Blitz has contacted my phone numerous times, demanding ransom money. I strongly advise you to stop and return my boy safely before it gets any worse! If you know of any details regarding Blitz's whereabouts or who may be involved in this, please contact me immediately. 💔 #repost
Sounds like an inside job to me.
Blitz’s captors likely know what Whitehead does for a living, and while he isn’t anywhere close to being the highest paid player in the NFL (his 2017 salary is just over $618,000), he still makes enough to be extorted by those who think they can get away with it.
This story has somewhat of a fairytale ending, however.
Details are sketchy, but it sounds like the dog’s captors sold Blitz to Dallas-area rapper Boogotti Kasino, who posted a video saying that he wanted Whitehead to pay him $20,000 for the dog’s safe return.
Apparently, Kasino wanted the money that he spent for the dog, but then posted this video of Blitz and Whitehead reuniting.
Sadly, however, it’s not the story Dallas Cowboys fans are focused on today.
Instead, they’re more concerned about running back Ezekiel Elliott’s alleged involvement in an altercation at a Dallas bar on Sunday night.
Elliott is already under investigation by the league for alleged incidents of domestic abuse against a woman in 2016.
To be honest, I’m more interested in seeing that Blitz has been found and safely returned to his owner than hearing about another football player allegedly getting into a bar fight.
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