Raiders Plan to Suspend WR Antonio Brown After Argument With GM

Antonio Brown. Photo by Adam Lacy/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9257644ba)

Antonio Brown’s time with the Oakland Raiders so far has been tremulous to say at least, and it looks it might get even worse. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Raiders intend to suspend Brown after he got into a heated argument with general manager Mike Mayock.

The thing that set off the argument was the fact that Mayock handed Brown a $54,000 fine for the time Pro Bowl wide receiver missed during training camp. This didn’t sit well with the player, who ended up posting Mayock’s letter on social media and sending a subtle message to the organization. 

Schefter reports that Brown confronted Mayock about the letter in the team’s facilities, and things got heated really quickly. This eventually made the Raiders’ GM think about further actions and consider suspension. However, despite Mayock’s determination, there is still no official announcement about this which opens the window for two sides to try and work things out in coming days.

The confrontation with his GM is just one of many Antonio Brown’s antics since he joined the Oakland Raiders back in March. In August, Brown suffered a foot injury during a cryotherapy session after not wearing proper footwear, which limited him in practice for the better part of the training camp. He also threatened to retire if the NFL doesn’t allow him to wear his usual helmet, which was deemed unsafe by the new league standards.