Lucky got lucky.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead told reporters today that he was planning on going to the VLive Dallas nightclub Saturday night to celebrate his 24th birthday. That's the nightclub where a shooting occurred early Sunday morning, injuring at least two people. Denver Broncos' cornerback Aqib Talib was seen at the club earlier that night and arrived at Medical City Dallas Hospital early Sunday morning with a bullet wound.
It's unclear at this time if VLive is where Talib was shot, but Whitehead is surely lucky to have skipped out on going to that club that night.
Whitehead said he and a few teammates partied Saturday night at a club in Uptown instead of VLive. Whitehead said the VLive event was going to be more of an "after-party" for him because he knew the DJ there. Whitehead also added that he drove by VLive on his way home and saw "all the cops and stuff outside."
Whitehead said he wasn't aware that Talib was headed to VLive on Saturday.
"I'm glad he's OK and hoping for a speedy recovery. But big-time I'm glad I didn't make it there," Whitehead said. "Definitely that whole thing: Nothing good happens after 12. Definitely something you know you put in the back of your head. When I heard about it I was definitely happy I never made it back over there."
Dallas police are still investigating the Talib incident to determine where and how it occurred. He is expected to make a full recovery.
The Cowboys are currently in OTAs and begin mandatory minicamp on June 14.