Former Packers safety Jermaine Whitehead found himself in hot water after a series of threatening and profane tweets directed mostly at fans after an ugly loss Sunday by his new team, the Cleveland Browns.
On Monday, morning the Browns announced they had released Whitehead.
Whitehead sent a number of replies in the game's immediate aftermath after the Browns fell to 2-6 with a 24-19 setback against Denver, His unverified Twitter account was subsequently suspended, and he posted again on his verified Instagram account.
The tweets contain inappropriate content but can be viewed here. One of his posts directly threatened Cleveland radio host Dustin Fox, who called Whitehead's tackling "a joke."
It was a tough game for Whitehead, who was starting in place of another former Packer, Damarious Randall, as he nursed a sore hamstring. The Browns have issued a statement calling his words "unacceptable and highly inappropriate" and said they immediately spoke to Whitehead after the comments were published. The brief statement concluded with, "This matter will be further addressed internally."
Whitehead saw the field with the Packers in 2016, 2017 and 2018, including seven games last year before he was waived in November and claimed by the Browns. All told, he saw action in 19 games for the Packers.