Antonio Brown and his drama with the Raiders has continued. Now the Raiders have fined him again for conduct detrimental to the team for a video posted on his youtube page. By doing so, the Raiders have voided $29.125 million guaranteed in his contract according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. They also told him that he is not subject to termination pay if they release him.
In addition to fining Antonio Brown $215,073.53 for conduct detrimental to the team that voided $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his contract, the Raiders sent Brown a letter that he no longer will be entitled to termination pay if they release him, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019
In his latest Instagram post, Brown has told the Raiders to release him.
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And that’s fine ! I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines.Now that everyone sees it, they want me to conform to that same system that has failed me all those years. “I’m not mad at anyone. I’m just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong.” Release me @raiders #NOMore #theyputblindersonahorseforareason #NoMoreFake
This comes after plenty of friction between the team and Brown. On Friday night, Brown posted a video of a phone call between Jon Gruden on a Youtube video. Gruden reportedly loved the video.
On Wednesday, Brown got into a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock over fines he was giving for missing mandatory team activities. He apologized to the team on Thursday and was afterwards permitted by the team to play on Monday night.
Now according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, Brown will not play for the team after they voided his guaranteed money.
I just got an email from Antonio Brown. He tells me the team “took away my guarantees.” He added there’s “no way I play after they took that and made my contract week to week.” So at this moment, once again, don’t expect AB to play on Monday Night Football.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 7, 2019
This isn’t the final chapter in this saga and more will be updated as the story progresses.