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Ex-Browns Safety Jermaine Whitehead Apologizes for Social Media Tirade

Realizing that he put his NFL career in serious jeopardy with his actions just after the loss to the Broncos on Sunday, ex-Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead apologized on his Instagram account Tuesday for going after both fans and media with threats of violence.

Whitehead’s statement read as follows:

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.

The Browns didn’t waste time in waiving Whitehead early on Monday morning. Prior to that they put out a statement after Whitehead’s tirade stating that they did not condone his statements.

The 26-year-old is in his fourth NFL season after going undrafted out of Auburn in 2015.

He was claimed by the Browns in November 2018, a day after the Green Bay Packers released him following an ejection for slapping an opponent in the face mask.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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