- NFL Safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut from the Cleveland Browns after sending a series of threatening tweets to fans on Sunday.
- After the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Whitehead had posted a series of profane-laced tweets directed at fans who were criticizing him. In one he threatened to kill a fan.
- The Browns called the tweets “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”
- Whitehead apologized for his performance on Instagram, but did not apologize for the comments he posted on Twitter.
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NFL Safety Jermaine Whitehead was cut from the Cleveland Browns after sending off a series of threatening tweets on Sunday that the team called “totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate.”
The team said Whitehead had been placed on waivers on Monday morning.
After the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Whitehead had posted a series of profane-laced tweets directed at fans who were criticizing his performance. In one he threatened to kill a fan.
His Twitter account was suspected before he left the locker room on Sunday night, ESPN reported.
The Browns released a statement after upon learning about the tweets.
“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” a team spokesperson said, according to ESPN. “We immediately spoke with Jermaine upon learning of these comments. The Browns in no way condone that type of language or behavior. This matter will be further addressed internally.”
The Browns told Business Insider they had no further comment after cutting Whitehead.
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Whitehead took to Instagram to apologize for his performance on the field, but did not acknowledge or apologize for his Twitter comments.
“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said. “They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize 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 has since deleted the Instagram post.
Business Insider has contacted Whitehead for further comment.