Whitehead drew the fury of fans and the criticism of journalists after he missed a tackle on a Noah Fant 75-yard touchdown catch and another big play. According to ESPN, Whitehead’s Twitter account was suspended before he left the locker room. He did not take questions from the media.
WARNING: TWEETS CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
The Browns released a statement on Whitehead’s comments.
“Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate,” a team spokesperson said. “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.”
Whitehead apologized for his play on Instagram, but not for his comments.
“Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you,” he said. “They tell you take the high road, when yo whole life you was taught to meet fire with fire. I do apologize for my performance, but having a broke hand and a strong fear of letting my team down is my downfall. Whatever happens happens. Ain trippin. They probably gone still talk crazy but this me getting smoke off my chest. I don’t need one like.. this from me to me! Keep ya head up homie, can’t nobody f— with you. I dare em to try.”
The criticism of the team is sure to get louder after the Browns’ latest loss. Cleveland dropped to 2-6 on the season and a loss to a team with a backup quarterback doesn’t help things.