Cleveland Browns Waive Jermaine Whitehead Over Berating Tweets

11/5/2019 By Sofia Naumovski

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Less than 12 hours after their 19-24 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Cleveland Browns have waived Jermaine Whitehead.

During Sunday night’s game, Whitehead did not deliver; Bronco’s tight end Noah Fant bulldozed Whitehead while enroute to a 75-yard touchdown reception and a crucial missed tackle opened another door for Denver to score. 

This performance earned him some tough criticism on social media- to which he did not take well. One of Whitehead’s critics included former NFL cornerback Dustin Fox. After the game, Whitehead took to Twitter to respond and berate his critics with crude remarks and racial slurs. In response to Fox’s criticism, Whitehead tweeted, “Come get it in blood b—— made ass lil boy. I’m out here with a broke hand…don’t get smoked…”

Whitehead also tweeted, “Imma kill you b—..that’s on blood” to another Twitter user.

“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” a Browns spokesperson said in a statement Sunday night. Whitehead’s tweets have since been deleted. 

Whitehead took to Instagram to apologize for his poor performance, but not for his outrageous Twitter rampage: 

“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said in the

caption of a photo of himself walking outside with a suitcase in his right hand and a cast

on the left one. “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 is in his fourth NFL season and second season on the Browns. He was picked up by the Browns after the Green Bay Packers released him in 2018 after he was ejected from a game for slapping an opponent’s face mask.