Oakland Riders’ wide receiver is reportedly fined for his behaviour against General Manager Mike Matock in practice session on Wednesday.
“He’s been fined and he’s not happy,” ESPN’s Ed Werder quoted a source as saying.
Earlier he was reported to have called the Raiders’ General Manager “cracker”. He is once again set to a fine after he was paid an amount for missing a pre-season game in Canada.
Brown also shockingly released a video of phone call with coach Jon Gruden.
“Please stop this s–t and just play football”, Gruden was heard saying on the phone with Antonio Brown amid Raiders drama.
Since joining the Raiders in March, Brown hasn’t been in the headlines for the most right reasons. He had refused using NFL’s new helmet policy and did not report to the team for a while.
“Here’s the bottom line — he’s upset about the helmet issue. We have supported that, we appreciate that. But at this point, we’ve pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief. So, from our perspective, it’s time for him to be all-in, or all-out, OK? So, we’re hoping he’s back soon,” coach Maymem had then said.
Brown then posted an Instagram photo that showed a detailing of his fines and seemed to go against the club saying, “WHEN YOUR OWN TEAM WANT TO HATE BUT THERE’S NO STOPPING ME NOW DEVIL IS A LIE. EVERYONE GOT TO PAY THIS YEAR SO WE CLEAR.”
ICYMI, here's what Antonio Brown posted this morning on his Instagram story, showing displeasure with being fined by the Raiders for missing part of training camp. https://t.co/Jb2Va3cBt6 pic.twitter.com/OCzB2CFyOF
— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) September 4, 2019
Amidst all the drama, Brown is now set to take the field for the Raiders.
Coach Gruden spoke briefly at the beginning of practice on Friday and said Brown might return to play on Monday night at home against Denver. “Antonio is back today,” Gruden said. “We’re really excited about that and ready to move on. He’s had a lot of, obviously, time to think about things and we’re happy to have him back and I know Raider Nation is excited about that, too.”