Antonio Brown facing team suspension
Where Antonio Brown goes, drama follows. Brown’s latest dose of bizarre behavior will likely result a team suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Brown posted a fine letter from the Raiders on Instagram this week, adding the caption” When Your Own Team Want to Hate.” Brown was fined for unexcused absences from practice over his helmet holdout.
Not surprisingly, Raiders brass did not take too kindly to Brown’s public airing of grievances. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport G.M. Mike Mayock and Brown had a verbal sparring, which became increasingly heated.
More on #Raiders WR Antonio Brown and Mike Mayock yesterday: It did not get physical, sources say. But after a screaming match, Brown told Mayock that he would hit him in the face and then punted the ball… and said, Fine me for that. 💸💸💸— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2019
Details on the suspension have not been confirmed, but Brown was absent from the Raiders practice on Thursday.
In addition to Brown’s tenure in Oakland being on very thin ice, he is now in danger of having approximately $30 million in guarantees voided for conduct detrimental to the team. The Raiders would need to release Brown and document a pattern of destructive behavior, a seemingly easy task at this point.
The Raiders acquired Brown from Pittsburgh this offseason in exchange for a third and fifth round pick.
It’s still early and the scales can shift, but it’s pretty safe to say who won this trade.