Jermaine Whitehead shares apology on social media for threatening tweets which led to release from Cleveland Browns
Jermaine Whitehead’s social media meltdown on Sunday got him suspended from Twitter and released from the Cleveland Browns. The former Auburn defensive back has now shared a public apology via Instagram. In the apology (below), Whitehead shares that he played Sunday’s Cleveland-Denver game with a broken hand, but said he’s not making excuses for threatening fans and a media member:
“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 has been in the NFL since 2015 after playing at Auburn from 2011-14. Prior to Cleveland claiming Whitehead off waivers in 2018, his prior NFL stops were with the San Francisco 49ers (2015), Baltimore Ravens (2016), and Green Bay Packers (2016-18).