Published: Fri, September 06, 2019
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Raiders plan to suspend Brown

Raiders plan to suspend Brown

ESPN's Adam Schefter dropped the bombshell that the organization has plans to suspend their star wide receiver after he and general manager Mike Mayock got into a verbal altercation Wednesday. Eli Apple was suspended by the Giants for conduct detrimental to the team in 2017, which would have enabled the team to void his guarantees. "But after a screaming match, Brown told Mayock that he would hit him in the face and then punted the ball... and said, 'Fine me for that'".

Antonio Brown just had to wait until the "Hard Knocks" cameras turned off.

General manager Mike Mayock was heavily involved with all that, staying informed on Brown's recovery while he rehabbed away from training camp, all the while trying to get him in a certified helmet permitted by the National Football League and NFLPA.

Regardless, the Raiders are not planning on having Brown in Week 1, according to Rosenhaus.

"WHEN YOUR OWN TEAM WANT TO HATE BUT THERE'S NO STOPPING ME NOW DEVIL IS A LIE", Brown wrote on Instagram. Nobody is disputing whether he's a very good player, but the Raiders went out and got Tyrell Williams in the offseason, they've addressed a lot of their offensive line issues, they've drafted defense, Derek Carr is now healthy, and say what you want about Jon Gruden, but they played pretty well past year when everyone predicted they'd bail and quit.

After losing a pair of grievances, Brown settled on a model made by Xenith, and announced the decision Wednesday on Instagram, with the words: 'Helmet drama over'.

The Raiders acquired the seven-time Pro Bowl selection from the Pittsburgh Steelers in a trade in March and later signed him to a three-year, US$50.1-million contract.

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