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Text Messages Reveal that Antonio Brown Asked For Release from Raiders

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders warms up before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Antonio Brown has just discovered that you can't un-send a text message.

Brown has filed a grievance to seek $30 million worth of guaranteed money he believes the Oakland Raiders owe him from his brief tenure with the team. However, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Brown's case may have ended before it really started.

During his bizarre off-season and pre-season with the Raiders, which included such incidents as burning his feet in a cryotherapy machine and getting into a dispute with the league over his old helmet, Brown was fined by the Raiders multiple times for conduct violations. This voided the guaranteed money in Brown's Raiders contract, which ultimately led to his release.

Brown is also seeking $9 million worth of guaranteed money from the Patriots, who released him in September.