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Browns' Jermaine Whitehead (number 35) about to whiff on Broncos tight end Noah Fant in the Denver-Cleveland game.
Browns' Jermaine Whitehead (number 35) about to whiff on Broncos tight end Noah Fant in the Denver-Cleveland game.

Twitter Torches Jermaine Whitehead Over Murder Threat After Broncos TD

Cleveland Browns safety Jermaine Whitehead was pissed off over the team's 24-19 loss to the Denver Broncos on November 3 — and the way he expressed his frustration has set Twitter on fire.

After all, it's not every day that an NFL player threatens to kill someone over social media.

Whitehead's big moment in Sunday's game came when he whiffed on Denver tight end Noah Fant, allowing him to race for a 75-yard touchdown.

Criticism of this gaffe started on Twitter even before the final whistle blew, and when Whitehead got a chance to respond, he opted for a heaping helping of homicide spiced with a spoonful of racism.

To one person, he wrote, "Imma kill you bitch.. that's on blood." To another, he pledged, "Come get it in blood bitch made ass lil boy. I'm out there with a broke hand..don't get smoked fuck ass cracker."

The Browns reacted yesterday by cutting Whitehead, and it's hard to imagine there'll be much of a call for his services from other squads.

The controversy could turn out to be the most memorable moment of the Broncos' sorry season, and it's certainly done good things for Fant. The first-round draft pick had disappointed up until this point, but now he's got a mark on his résumé that few ballers achieve: He irritated his opponent into a freakout that likely crushed his career.

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