He departed the city on less than amicable terms and, since then, Donte Whitner hasn't repaired his relationship with the city of Buffalo. Instead, he's cemented himself as the top Buffalo troll.
Whitner left the Bills as a free agent in 2011, signing with the 49ers. This past summer, he left San Francisco to sign with his hometown Cleveland Browns. While waiting for training camp to begin, he taunted Bills fans about the team's constant flirtation with leaving Buffalo:
Can you say Toronto Bills?!?!?!?!— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) July 4, 2014
Prior to their week 13 matchup, Whitner's trolling became a storyline again. Bills running back Fred Jackson told the Buffalo News he "can't respect" Whitner.
"If you talk down to anybody, you can't be respected. That's just me, that's how I feel about it," Jackson said. "For him to say stuff about that, about people that we love in this organization, he'll never get my respect for that."
Whitner continued to have fun with it on Twitter, referencing urban philosopher Young Jeezy:
"So many haters in here I don't feel the love"— DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) November 29, 2014
During the game, the Bills crowd mockingly chanted his last name. Following a 26-10 Browns loss, Whitner actually tried to make amends with Buffalonians.
"You never get a true look at a stadium or a fan base until you're actually on the other sideline," he told Syracuse.com. "It's a pretty crazy fan base here."
Based on the "Bills Mafia" Twitter reaction, they did not accept his pseudo-apology.
Look at this Great Philly Brown Catch
Cam Newton hasn't received much help from his banged up offensive line – which had to turn to undrafted rookie free agent Andrew Norwell – and has a significant lack of weapons around him.
Previously limited to punt return duty, Philly Brown is now lining up on the outside more often. Sunday, he hauled in this Newton pass:
Play of the Week
Last week, I urged all of you to pick Boom Herron off the waiver wire. If you followed my advice, he probably just propelled you into your fantasy football playoffs.
In his second straight week of heavy action, Herron ripped off a 49-yard touchdown run during the early stages of a blowout win over Washington:
How They Fared in Week 13
|Mike Adams||Pittsburgh Steelers||OT||Started at right tackle, had hands full with Cameron Jordan|
|Will Allen||Pittsburgh Steelers||S||2 tackles in loss to Saints|
|Alex Boone||San Francisco 49ers||OL||Graded well in loss to Seahawks|
|Philly Brown||Carolina Panthers||WR/KR/PR||33 yard touchdown grab in loss to Vikings|
|Chimdi Chekwa||Oakland Raiders||CB||Played special teams in embarrassing loss to Rams|
|Kurt Coleman||Kansas City Chiefs||S||Eagles fans still hate him, Chiefs fans are joining them|
|Nate Ebner||New England Patriots||DB/ST||Limited in practice but recorded 1 tackle in loss to Packers|
|Ted Ginn Jr.||Arizona Cardinals||WR||4 receptions, 61 yards in loss to Falcons|
|Johnathan Hankins||New York Giants||DT||2 tackles, 1 sack in loss to Jaguars|
|Brian Hartline||Miami Dolphins||WR||Plays tonight vs Jets|
|A.J. Hawk||Green Bay Packers||LB||Losing playing time, according to Aaron Rodgers parody account|
|Boom Herron||Indianapolis Colts||RB||8 carries, 88 yards, a 49 yard TD run in win over Washington|
|Cameron Heyward||Pittsburgh Steelers||DE||4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, unhappy with performance after loss|
|Carlos Hyde||San Francisco 49ers||RB||5 carries, 19 yards, 3 receptions, 38 yards in Thursday's loss|
|Malcolm Jenkins||Philadelphia Eagles||S||3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in win over Cowboys, Thursday|
|James Laurinaitis||St. Louis Rams||LB||6 tackles in blowout win over Raiders|
|Corey Linsley||Green Bay Packers||C||Even Bill Belichick loves him|
|Nick Mangold||New York Jets||C||Jets play tonight against Dolphins|
|Jake McQuaide||St. Louis Rams||LS||Rams kick 7 XPs in win over Raiders|
|Jack Mewhort||Indianapolis Colts||OL||Colts score 49 points in blowout win over Washington|
|Andrew Norwell||Carolina Panthers||OL||Returned to practice during week, played in loss to Vikes|
|Mike Nugent||Cincinnati Bengals||K||Hasn't missed a field goal since a week six tie|
|Ryan Pickett||Houston Texans||DT||1 tackle in win over Titans|
|DeVier Posey||Houston Texans||WR||Inactive again, don't need him with J.J. Watt catching TD passes|
|Bradley Roby||Denver Broncos||CB||2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery in win over Chiefs|
|Dane Sanzenbacher||Cincinnati Bengals||WR||Active in win over Bucs|
|Ryan Shazier||Pittsburgh Steelers||LB||Still recovering from ankle injury, inactive in loss to Saints|
|John Simon||Houston Texans||LB||3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in win over Titans|
|Rob Sims||Detroit Lions||OG||Lions offense woke up vs Bears, Sims still struggling|
|Donte Whitner||Cleveland Browns||S||6 tackles, 1 tackle for loss in return to Buffalo|