Cleveland Browns Waive Jermaine Whitehead After He Posts Threatening Tweets

On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced their decision to waive safety Jermaine Whitehead after a series of tweets his team deemed “highly inappropriate.”  

After the NFL player shared threatening and profanity-laced messages on his Twitter account Sunday night, a spokesperson for the Browns said in a statement: “Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate. 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.”  Their statement was then followed up by a post shared to the Browns’ Twitter account on Monday that read, “We’ve waived S Jermaine Whitehead.”

Shortly after the Browns lost 24-19 to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, Whitehead, 26, lashed out on Twitter with a series of aggressive tweets. His account has since been suspended, but not before the tweets were captured.

Browns waive Whitehead after threatening posts


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