Antonio Brown Reported to Have Filed Grievances Worth more than $40 M against his Former Teams

Published 10/07/2019, 6:03 AM EDT


In the latest of reports in the Antonio Brown saga, the wide receiver is understood to have filed grievances against his former teams.

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The NFL reported that a grievance was filed against Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots by the NFL Players’ Association on behalf of Brown.

Brown had joined the Raider earlier this year, but did not have a good time there. There were instances immediately after joining where the wide receiver failed to join the team training. He had multiple problems in Oakland. It was during his time there that he expressed his disappointment over the NFL’s new mandated helmets and even threatened to retire.

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From the Raiders, Brown is expected to have filed a grievance which could result in a fine of around $215,000. He’s also seeking a week of salary from when he requested to be released from Oakland – $860,294. He’s looking for payment of the guarantees for 2019 and 2020 – $29 million along with his signing bonus of $1 million, which was divided into two workout bonuses.

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After a disappointing time with the Raiders, Brown forced his move to the Patriots without playing a game for them. But he could not stay away from controversy. Just a few days into his career with the Patriots, a lawsuit was filed on Brown with allegations of raping a woman. However, he made his debut for the Patriots- a few days after which, similar accusations from another woman came up. Following that, Brown was released by the Patriots after just  days at the club.

According to the NFL report, Brown has now filed against Patriots to receive his unpaid Week 1 salary of $64,062 and the rest of the $1.025 million total that was his guaranteed base salary. He is also reported to be seeking the $9 million signing bonus that was never paid. Brown also filed for breach of contract.

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The grievances, which total more than $40 million, were known to have been officially filed on Friday.

The 31-year old has recently lost Nike as a sponsor. Brown, who expects himself to still play at the top level, says he’ll practice at high schools one day a week, starting in Miami.

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Saketh Kandadai

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