It has been quite an offseason for the Oakland Raiders and their prized off-season acquisition, Antonio Brown. Just when we thought things were simmering down after Brown found himself a helmet to wear, Adam Schefter reports Brown and general manger Mike Mayock “got into it” on Wednesday and the team plans to suspend the talented but enigmatic wideout.
Given everything that’s happened with Brown in Oakland over the last few months, this isn’t a total shock. Still, in a league where talent rules above all else, it remains a bit of a surprise that Mayock actually pulled the trigger on suspending him. The timing may also be related to Brown’s recent Instagram story where he expressed his displeasure at getting fined by the team for missing mandatory activities.
We’ll update as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Schefter has confirmed the Instagram post was part of the reason this all went down.
UPDATE 2: The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reports some details of Brown’s exchange with Mayock.
UPDATE 3: Ian Rapoport has shed some more light on how the altercation went down, and, well… It’s not great.