The Green Bay Packers safety was ejected from Sunday night's game in New England after slapping Patriots center David Andrews in the face with an open palm in the second quarter.
Whitehead earned a personal foul penalty and Green Bay was penalized 15 yards. The Patriots were in the end zone three plays later.
Whitehead was filling in for recently departed safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who Green Bay traded to the Washington Redskins this week. He had played 14 snaps at the time of his ejection.