Former Browns DB Jermaine Whitehead apologizes for disturbing Twitter rant
Following the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Denver Broncos during Week 9, Jermaine Whitehead posted threats in response to criticism on social media. One of those threats was sent to radio host Dustin Fox from 92.3 The Fan.
The Browns ultimately decided to waive Whitehead on Monday after the threats that he made spread around social media.
“I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for my actions following our game with Denver. 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. 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.
Again I am deeply sorry for my unacceptable behavior, and I wish the Browns the best of luck in the future.
I love you!”
Whitehead’s one-year stint with the Browns was the first time in his four-year NFL career that he has been a regular starter.
The level of interest from other teams in Whitehead’s services remains unclear.