Twitter account that appears to belong to Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead suspended after threats

Jermaine final.jpg
Posted at 10:03 PM, Nov 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 09:36:14-05

CLEVELAND — A Twitter account that appears to belong to Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead was suspended by Twitter after it threatened a radio host and fans following the team’s loss to the Broncos on Sunday.

UPDATE: Browns cut Jermaine Whitehead

Whitehead struggled on the field, missing multiple tackles throughout the game.

A few moments after the team left the field, the Twitter account @j2whitehead_ began responding to tweets about his play.

Some of the responses contained explicit language and racial slurs.

Jermine shooting.png

The account attacked 92.3 The Fan radio host Dustin Fox, threatening to shoot him and referring to him with a racial slur. The account also threatened fans, telling one fan on Twitter that he was going to kill them.

Jermaine Dustin Fox
Jermaine threat to kill.png

Twitter suspended the account within 30 minutes of the first threatening tweet.

Following the game, Whitehead declined to speak to reporters, according to Tom Reed of The Athletic.

The account is not verified, but The Cleveland Browns' verified account follows the Whitehead account, and his Instagram handle, which is verified, is @j2whitehead, and in it he alludes to "getting smoke off my chest" tonight.

Whitehead's post, seen here, contains explicit language.

The Browns issued the following statement regarding the incident:

Jermaine Whitehead’s social media posts following today’s game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate. 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.

Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

Have the 5 On Your Side Investigators confront your issue. Click Here.



WEEK 1 · Aug. 13-17 · TBD at Chicago Bears

WEEK 2 · Aug. 20-24 · TBD at Green Bay Packers

WEEK 3 · Aug. 30 · 4 PM EST Minnesota Vikings

WEEK 4 · Sep. 3-4 · TBD Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Regular Season

WEEK 1 · Sun 9/13 · 1:00 PM EST at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)

WEEK 2 · Thu 9/17 · 8:20 PM EST Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)

WEEK 3 · Sun 9/27 · 1:00 PM EST Washington Redskins (FOX)

WEEK 4 · Sun 10/4 · 1:00 PM EST at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)

WEEK 5 · Sun 10/11 · 4:25 PM EST Indianapolis Colts (CBS)

WEEK 6 · Sun 10/18 · 1:00 PM EST at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)

WEEK 7 · Sun 10/25 · 1:00 PM EST at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)

WEEK 8 · Sun 11/1 · 1:00 PM EST Las Vegas Raiders (FOX)


WEEK 10 · Sun 11/15 · 1:00 PM EST Houston Texans (FOX)

WEEK 11 · Sun 11/22 · 1:00 PM EST Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)

WEEK 12 · Sun 11/29 · 1:00 PM EST at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)

WEEK 13 · Sun 12/6 · 1:00 PM EST at Tennessee Titans (CBS)

WEEK 14 · Mon 12/14 · 8:15 PM EST Baltimore Ravens (ESPN)

WEEK 15 · Sun 12/20 · 1:00 PM EST at New York Giants (CBS)

WEEK 16 · Dec. 27-27 · TBD at New York Jets

WEEK 17 · Sun 1/3 · 1:00 PM EST Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)