The Cleveland Browns have placed Jermaine Whitehead on waivers. This news comes after Whitehead’s twitter rant.
On Sunday, Cleveland Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead posted profanity-laced and threatening comments on Twitter after the team’s loss to the Denver Broncos. After learning about the tweets, the Browns condemned the comments and promised to handle the matter internally.
“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” a Browns spokesperson 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.”
Whitehead, whose Twitter account was suspended before he left the stadium, declined to speak to reporters after the game.
On Monday, the Browns announced that they had placed Whitehead on waivers, ending his time with the team.
Jermaine Whitehead In Trouble
Whitehead, who finished the game against the Broncos without a tackle and missed a crucial tackle that led to a 75-yard touchdown reception for Broncos tight end Noah Fant, took to Instagram to apologize for his performance, but did not apologize for the controversial tweets.
“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 on Twitter 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.”
The 26-year-old Jermaine Whitehead is in his third NFL season after going undrafted out of Auburn.