- Cleveland Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut from the team after posting a series of threatening tweets directed at fans on Sunday.
- After the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos, Whitehead posted a series of profane tweets about those who were criticising him. In one, he threatened to kill the person.
- The Browns called the tweets “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”
- Whitehead apologised on Instagram for his performance on the field, but he did not apologise for his comments on Twitter.
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Cleveland Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut from the team after posting a series of threatening tweets on Sunday that the Browns called “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”
The team said on Monday morning that it waived Whitehead.
After the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos, Whitehead posted a series of profane tweets directed at fans who were criticising his performance. In one, he threatened to kill the person.
His Twitter account was suspended before he left the locker room on Sunday night, ESPN reported.
The Browns said in a statement on Sunday: “Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate. We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behaviour. This matter will be further addressed internally.”
The Browns told Business Insider they had no further comment after cutting Whitehead.
Browns player Jermaine Whitehead just got his twitter suspended 15 min after losing to the Broncos.
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— Sports Nation Ohio (@SN_Ohio) November 4, 2019
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 4, 2019
Whitehead apologised on Instagram for his performance on the field, but he did not acknowledge or apologise for his Twitter comments.
“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said in the post, which has since been deleted.
“They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologise for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall. Whatever happens happens. Ain trippin. They probably gone still talk crazy but this me getting smoke off my chest. I don’t need one like.. this from me to me! Keep ya head up homie, can’t nobody f— with you. I dare em to try.”
Whitehead did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
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