Cleveland Browns Cut Jermaine Whitehead After He Lashed Out At Critics With Profane Tweets
Twitter is not the place to rant — unless you’re Donald Trump it seems. And NFL player Jermaine Whitehead learned that the hard way recently.
Cleveland Browns cut safety Whitehead a day after he went off on Twitter after a loss to the Denver Broncos. The tweets not only apparently contained profanity but violent threats. And, his account, @j2whitehead_, has since been suspended by Twitter for violating its rules. It was suspended even before Whitehead left the locker room.
“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” a team spokesman said. “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.”
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In a number of tweets, @j2whitehead_ wrote about beating people up or even killing them and called some “cracker.” Some tweets also threaten Dustin Fox, a local Browns reporter. Fox had criticized Whitehead’s effort in the game, CNN reported.
Whitehead later apologized for his performance on the field on Instagram, but not for his comments, Fox News reported. He later apologized for his Tweets as well.
“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.”