Cleveland Browns Cut Perrion Winfrey After He Allegedly Threatened a Woman with a Gun

Perrion Winfrey #97 of the Cleveland Browns looks on before the game against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 1, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns cut Perrion Winfrey Wednesday after a woman accused him of threatening her with a gun and assaulting her. reported that “a woman posted a video on her Instagram story saying Winfrey threatened her with a gun outside The 9 at East 9th and Euclid and assaulted her.”

On the video, Winfrey can allegedly be heard talking to the girl and her friend, saying, “I will smack the —- out of both of you.”

This is not Winfrey’s first run-in with assault allegations and/or charges. He was arrested in Harris County, Texas, in April “for misdemeanor assault against a woman he was dating,” only to complete “a pretrial diversion” program that resulted in charges being dropped.

Winfrey “was dismissed from practice last season for ‘disciplinary reasons’ heading into Cleveland’s game against the Jets,” according to News 5 Cleveland.

The outlet also recalled an unorthodox press conference Winfrey gave upon being signed to play for Cleveland, noting that the presser included “many memorable quotes.”

Winfrey played in 13 games for the Browns last year.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010, a speaker at the 2023 Western Conservative Summit, and he holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at


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