Cleveland Browns' Jermaine Whitehead Tweets Death Threats At Critics

NFL player Jermaine Whitehead was fired less than 24 hours after a hugely inappropriate outburst on Twitter.

Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Browns released safety Jermaine Whitehead less than 24 hours after he tweeted threats and racial slurs at critics of how he played against the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

The National Football League (NFL) player’s social media outburst occurred while he was still in the locker room after the Browns lost to the Denver Broncos by five points on Nov. 3, USA Today reported.

Cleveland Browns radio analyst Dustin Fox, a former NFL player himself, criticized Whitehead’s performance on Twitter.

“Whiteheads effort tackling today is a joke. #browns ,” Fox tweeted.

Whitehead’s response was vulgar and over the top as he invited the radio sports analyst to fight him.

“Come get it in blood b---h made a-- lil boy. I’m out there with a broke hand.. don’t get smoked f--k a-- cracker,” the professional football player replied.

To another Browns fan who criticized his performance against Denver, Whitehead replied “Imma kill you b---h.. that’s on blood,” according to the New York Post

Twitter suspended Whitehead’s account before the safety had even left the locker room, according to ESPN.

And the Cleveland Browns started damage control.

"Jermaine Whitehead's social media posts following today's game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate," the Cleveland Browns said in a statement, according to ESPN.

Whitehead posted a message to Instagram after the Browns made their statement, but before he was fired, CBS News reported.

"Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you," he wrote, according to ESPN. “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--k with you. I dare em to try."

The post was later removed.

The Cleveland Browns announced that they had released the volatile Whitehead less than 24 hours after he posted the initial nasty and threatening messages to Twitter.

He posted an apology to Instagram on Tuesday.

“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my actions following our game with Denver,” Whitehead wrote. “That was totally out of character for me. I do not justify my actions, but was extremely frustrated with the way I had played and our team losing because of it. I was playing with a broken hand, but that is no excuse for my actions, and I am deeply regretful.”

“I want to personally apologize to anyone who I offended, especially those who I was responsive to on Twitter,” the former NFL player wrote. “My choice of words did not reflect who I am, but only what I was feeling. Also, my sincerest apologies to my teammates, coaches, the Browns organization and most of all, the fans and kids that motivate me to even pursue this dream.”

Whitehead would have earned $341,471 playing for the Browns this season, ESPN reported.

In five years in the NFL, he’s made $1.55 million.

Comments (73)
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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

National Felons League!! You can take the thug out of the hood but you can't take the thug out of the player. And that apology is phony as hell!! Someone else wrote that shit for him so that it would sound good but the problem is he already showed his true intellect and character with his responses on Twitter!! Bye bye you bigoted piece of shit!!

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Shield20
Shield20

Quite a difference in his initial posts and his apology. Sudden education? Quick study with proper English? Or did someone write it for him because he's another example of what's wrong with today's education system and those institutions of higher learning? One more reason to continue working in the yard on Sunday, Monday night and Thursdays...

Clay W
Clay W

Comparing his first tweet, to his Instagram post...dose anybody REALLY think he wrote that apology? Yeah...me neither.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Plenty of FREE time to take classes on how to SPEAK English. And Grammer lessons might come in handy to write his next job resume.

VGC
VGC

Just showing his true self to the world. The fake apology should not save his ass, but this is the NFL and they will bring him right back into the fold .

RPG156
RPG156

He showed them...

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a idiot

NomonK
NomonK

I don't doubt he had help in writing the apology. He reverted to hoodie speak in the locker room. He wasn't thinking he was just being himself but the next day he thought "Oh Shit" I best get my act together. But the real world kicked in and the boss said "your fired".

What a waste of humanity. Thank goodness most of the NFL players are not like him.

Patriot63
Patriot63

With his comment it showed that he is a racist which if the comment was reverse the apology wouldn't hold water. Those out in the public eye know better to watch there words and actions because they are an influence to there following. His apology is most likely just an attempt to try and save his butt, so not to jeopardize his fan base and not to effect his Payday.

Fearless Foe
Fearless Foe

How stupid can a man be?

Hoops
Hoops

Yeah sure he wrote that apology

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

I think we all know someone else wrote that apology for him. His initial outburst was so far removed from the English language, very few could understand it. Ya think he gets it now? Actions have consequences.

ChasingYesterday
ChasingYesterday

One more thing, the Cleveland Clowns suck so bad, you'd think he'd be used to criticism by now.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another entitled, overpaid, underworked, racist, so-called athlete acting like an idiot. Deserved to be fired!👎

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It took 24 hours to fire him, because they had to translate his tweets into English first.

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

I wonder who wrote that apology for him. Clearly it wasn't him, any retard can note that fact. This guy is going to end up either dead or in prison within the next five years, mark my words. My odds are on dead--shot in the hood by someone who's not a "cracker." What a dick.

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Not good enough of an apology. Let's have him repeat the exact same apology live on tv. See if he received a miraculous "edumacation"!

t-man
t-man

Maybe he can take some of his earnings and take intro to english classes, but I doubt he has any left. His apology that an educated person wrote is damage control in the hopes of being picked up by another team. He’ll be in jail shortly.

magnumforc
magnumforc

National Felons League yet again. And this is what America pays to watch play? Have to give kudos to the brown for dumping this arse....but we need to speak with our wallets if we ever want to see decent players rather than thugs on the field.An affront to the quality players of the game.

Bill d
Bill d

A college graduate tweeted that, does Auburn not teach proper English?

61mouse
61mouse

Pretty soon these NATIONAL LEAGUE FELONS will have their own team

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widbill45acp
widbill45acp

The brother has a right to his opine, but while at work or representing your workplace you are at risk to be fired! It is also embarrassing when the brother misrepresents his education, family, and friends with his poor use of the language, which I assume is English, but not sure.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

PS: Thanks to whoever wrote his apology. I sure his family will appreciate the work.

CinGuz
CinGuz

Out of character??? No homie that was you & all you 100%.

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

His apology was written by his handler NOT him. His character showed brightly in his earlier posts.

FuzzBall44
FuzzBall44

Is it too much to ask that these high paid thugs to speak in proper English? Why is it difficult to put a sentence together that crackers actually understand?? What a joke! This just speaks to how ghetto these idiots really are. 😂

Buffrat
Buffrat

As a predominately Caucasian Male I know that there are still racist individuals within my community who should be condemned for their actions and dialogue. But until President Obama was elected, I didn't realize how many racist African-Americans there were.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

Can I be on that list pleeese?

MSK
MSK

And anyone who read his illiterate, violent, inner city infused language rant and then believes he wrote the Instagram apology is as crazy as he is. Another college graduate pro football player that writes with crayons.

Mo_
Mo_

You expect me to believe he wrote that apology? Foul mouthed, racist scum.

Chaud Caliente
Chaud Caliente

I'm sure the progressives that run Auburn patted themselves on the back for gifting him with a degree, after not spending a single minute educating him, and exploiting him for cash, for four years.

I'll bet they're so proud of themselves for being so 'woke' while they are in truth, elitist, racist, democrat pigs.

Jermaine Whitehead is a hood-rat with no marketable skills. Unless another team decides to take a chance on him, he'll end up dead in a few years. He was raised as a hood-rat and he'll die as a hood-rat. He had an opportunity to escape it, but it was in his blood and nobody cared enough stop exploiting him long enough to give him a hand-up.

Are you still voting democrat? Are you still registered democrat?