Antonio Brown faces potential discipline from Raiders
Antonio Brown is wait on within the guidelines. And he might moreover very well be off the discipline all over again.
The Raiders are planning to discipline the massive receiver stemming from a verbal altercation with typical supervisor Mike Mayock, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, via sources urged of the location. Rapoport added that Mayock used to be pissed off with Brown for posting a excellent letter on Instagram on Wednesday, with the 2 coming into a heated alternate on the be aware discipline later the equal day that used to be witnessed by avid gamers.
Issues didn’t get bodily, per Rapoport, but after a screaming match, Brown urged Mayock that he would hit him within the face, and then he punted a football earlier than telling the GM to excellent him for that.
ESPN first reported the guidelines of a capability discipline.
Mayock urged journalists Brown might moreover not be aware Thursday and wasn’t at the crew facility.
“I have not got any more files,” he stated. “Once we finish, I will get it to you. That’s it for at the present time.”
Later Thursday, the Raiders distress document listed Brown as not taking piece and as “Now not distress linked — habits.”
On Wednesday, Brown took to social media to publish a letter from the Raiders citing he used to be being fined $13,950 due to an “unexcused” absence from a stroll-via on Aug. 22 and illustrious he used to be “beforehand fined $40,000 for missing Raiders’ preseason practicing camp” on Aug. 18.
A.B.’s post integrated the following response superimposed on a screenshot of the expose: “When your believe crew have to detest but there is not any stopping me now devil is a lie. Each person obtained to pay this yr so we certain.”
Antonio Brown posts his displeasure with fines from #Raiders pic.twitter.com/0OMhdwFu7Kâ€” Vic Tafur (@VicTafur)
September 4, 2019
A suspension for detrimental habits might moreover fill an impact on Brown’s $30 million in ensures, in step with Rapoport.
“If the crew suspends him for habits detrimental, they can expose it, they expose that right here is just not a one-time occurrence that this used to be one thing that is took notify quite rather a lot of cases,” Rapoport stated on NFL NOW. “He might moreover lose his guaranteed cash — $30 million, doubtlessly allowing the Raiders to pass on from his contract. Clearly this has been a nightmare offseason for the Raiders and Antonio Brown and it sounds cope with it’s gotten worse.
“At this point we’re mute attempting to determine is it a suspension? Is it for go off the discipline on Sunday? Is it discipline? From what I brand right here is titillating incredibly swiftly and to allow them to be on the be aware discipline in about 30 minutes. … If it is a suspension then we are going to look for the crew doubtlessly coming after his guaranteed cash.”
NFL Network’s Mike Silver reported the location between the Raiders and Brown might moreover very well be unsalvageable.
“It started with, ‘Wow, this guy’s a shrimp bit available but we are going to put together it,'” Silver outlined on NFL NOW. “Then it used to be, ‘We fill an situation but if we’re in actual fact, in actual fact nice to him and we unprejudiced true show him that we’re on his facet he’ll be OK.’ Then they went the accurate cop/foul cop, with Mike Mayock clearly playing the foul cop. I’m in a position to not look for this at this point being salvageable. Right here’s a situation the put you’ve got gotten one participant adhering to a fully diverse location of concepts in multiple areas. …
“Get out about at the Raiders’ historic past for decades. You accumulate they can crawl after the cash? I accumulate it is a slightly accurate guess that if this degenerates cope with the fashion I accumulate this will, they can fully are attempting and get every greenback wait on that they can from Antonio Brown.”
The Raiders host the Denver Broncos on Monday evening.