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.
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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.
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.
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.