The Cleveland Browns have waived safety Jermaine Whitehead after an angry outburst on social media. The former Green Bay Packers player was waived by his former team a year ago for another incident which say him slap an opponent.

Jermaine Whitehead had a game to forget for the Cleveland Browns against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The safety got run over by Noah Fan ten route to a 75-yard touchdown reception and missed a big tackle on a subsequent play.

Whitehead’s performance drew criticism on social media from both fans and commentators. The first object of the player’s ire was Browns pundit Dustin Fox, who was critical of the player.

In response to Fox's criticism, Whitehead tweeted, "Come get it in blood b---- made ass lil boy. I'm out there with a broke hand .. don't get smoked ... " Whitehead wrote in another post, "Imma kill you b----.. that's on blood" to another Twitter user.

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Twitter suspended the player’s account almost immediately. Jermaine Whitehead then apologized via Instagram for his performance on the field, not his behavior it, ESPN reported.

"Crazy world. They line it up and say anything in the book too you. 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."

In a team statement regarding Whitehead's Twitter meltdown, a Browns spokesperson said, "Jermaine Whitehead's social media posts following today's game were totally unacceptable and highly inappropriate."

The Browns elected to waive Jermaine Whitehead on Monday morning, less than a day after the outburst. This is not the first time that the safety is in hot water for his behavior.

He signed for Cleveland in November 2018 after the Packers waived Whitehead. They chose to do so after he struck an opponent on the field during a game resulting in an ejection.