The Oakland Raiders will suspend former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
According to The Athletic’s Vic Tafur, Brown needed to be held back from Mayock during the altercation.
Brown, who was traded from the Steelers to the Raiders this offseason after a season full of off-the-field incidents, has continued, collecting a series of lawsuits, court appearances, threatened to retire and other bizarre behavior since his April move to Northern California.
According to Schefter, the suspension comes after a Wednesday altercation between Brown and general manager Mike Mayock. Brown posted on Instagram on Wednesday morning that showed a notice from Mayock informing him of over $50,000 worth of fines for failing to take part in training camp practices and walk-throughs.
“When your own team want to hate but there’s no stopping me now,” Brown wrote. “Devil is a lie. Everyone got to pay this year so we clear.”
It’s not clear what type of suspension Brown faces, if he will miss the Raiders’ season opener against the Denver Broncos on Monday night, and what the future holds for Brown in Oakland.
There are those around the league who now believe the Raiders could suspend Antonio Brown with the idea of trying to void the $30.125 million of guaranteed money in his contract.
Which obviously would end his time in Oakland.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2019