The Oakland Raiders extensive receiver was not on the workforce facility on Thursday, common supervisor Mike Mayock informed reporters. The workforce didn’t say why or if he was being disciplined.
“Antonio Brown shouldn’t be within the constructing at present,” Mayock stated. “He will not be working towards. I haven’t got any extra info for you proper now. And when I’ve some, and it turns into acceptable, you guys will all get it, I promise you. However that is it for at present.”
Brown took to Instagram Wednesday, posting a letter purportedly from Mayock informing him he has been fined near $54,000 by the workforce for lacking time throughout preseason coaching camp.
Rapoport additionally reported that the 2 received right into a heated trade on the apply subject, which was witnessed by different gamers. In keeping with Rapoport, issues didn’t get bodily.
CNN has reached out to illustration for Brown however didn’t instantly hear again.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stated he wouldn’t get into Brown’s scenario.
“I am emotional about it, hope you perceive why,” Gruden stated. “I feel numerous this man, I feel Antonio is a good receiver, and I feel deep down, I feel he is a extremely good man. So I am annoyed. I am not going to say any extra about it. Hope all of it works out. However I haven’t got something official to say about anything till I get all of the info, and that is what I’ll do.”
Brown, who’s in his 10th NFL season, missed time throughout coaching camp whereas he recovered from frostbite on his ft from doing cryotherapy — and whereas he was interesting to the NFL to make use of the identical helmet he has used his complete profession.
The issue: His most well-liked helmet was one of many older fashions that had been banned by the NFL and the NFL Gamers Affiliation starting this season to enhance participant security.
He filed two grievances, shedding each.
The Raiders open the common season in Oakland towards the Denver Broncos on Monday.