It’s not often we address Antonio Brown news in the moment but this story is too good to wait around on. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting the Oakland Raiders plan to suspend Brown following an argument between him and GM Mike Mayock.
The Next Chapter: Antonio Brown and GM Mike Mayock got into it Wednesday, and the team is now planning to suspend its star wide receiver, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2019
The issue appears to be stemming from Brown sharing a letter on Instagram that Raiders sent, informing he owed the team more than $53,000 in fines for missing two practices. Brown captioned the photo by saying “when your own team want to hate,” a clear shot at the organization.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 4, 2019
Unsurprisingly, Mayock, as old-school as they come, wasn’t happy with that public criticism. It was just a few weeks ago a fed up Mayock called out AB to be “all in or all out” following his helmet grievance, which Brown, to no one’s surprise, lost.
And now, it seems Brown won’t suit up in a Raiders’ uniform for a long time. It seems plausible he never plays a down for Oakland.
Beat reporter Vic Tafur indicates AB is set to be suspended for a long time.
Antonio Brown was unhappy about being fined and had an exchange with #Raiders general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday. He was held back by a couple of teammates, sources said, and is now facing a team suspension.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 5, 2019
The Steelers sent Brown to Oakland in the offseason for 3rd and 5th round selections. A move criticized by almost all in the national media at the time now looks like the deal of the century.