Brown, who reportedly bought right into a non-physical altercation with Raiders basic supervisor Mike Mayock on Wednesday, apologized at a group assembly Friday morning.
“Antonio is again as we speak,” head coach Jon Gruden instructed reporters at Friday’s observe. “We’re actually enthusiastic about that. We’re prepared to maneuver on. He is clearly had a number of time to consider issues. We’re pleased to have him again, and I do know Raider nation is happy about that too.”
Gruden was requested if Brown would play Monday night time within the group’s regular-season opener towards the Denver Broncos.
“That is the plan, sure,” Gruden mentioned.
Brown briefly addressed reporters with an announcement however took no questions on Friday.
“I am excited to be out right here as we speak,” Brown mentioned. “I need to apologize to my teammates, the group. Sufficient discuss, man. I am excited to be out right here with my teammates. I am grateful for all of the followers. I am excited to be part of the Raiders, and I am going to see you guys quickly.”
Brown not at observe Thursday
Brown was not on the group facility on Thursday, Mayock mentioned that day. The group didn’t say why or if he was being disciplined.
“Antonio Brown is just not within the constructing as we speak,” Mayock instructed reporters Thursday. “He will not be training. I haven’t got any extra info for you proper now. And when I’ve some, and it turns into applicable, you guys will all get it, I promise you. However that is it for as we speak.”
Brown took to Instagram Wednesday, posting a letter purportedly from Mayock informing him he has been fined near $54,000 by the group for lacking time throughout preseason coaching camp.
Rapoport additionally reported that the 2 bought right into a heated trade on the observe discipline, which was witnessed by different gamers. In response to Rapoport, issues didn’t get bodily.
CNN reached out to illustration for Brown on Thursday however didn’t instantly hear again.
On Thursday, Gruden mentioned he wouldn’t get into Brown’s state of affairs.
“I am emotional about it, hope you perceive why,” Gruden mentioned on the time. “I feel a number of this man, I feel Antonio is a superb receiver, and I feel deep down, I feel he is a very 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 information, 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 whole profession.
The issue: His most popular 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, dropping each.