Schefter: Raiders planning to suspend Antonio Brown after he ‘got into it’ with Mayock, could move to void contract

WR had to be 'held back' from club's GM

Karl Buscheck
September 05, 2019 - 9:44 am

The Antonio Brown saga has reached a flash point as the star wide receiver is hurdling toward a suspension and potentially even an end to his Radiers' run, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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Such a suspension for Brown would be highly advantageous to the Raiders from a financial perspective — and could serve as a potential escape hatch for the club.

Mike Tannenbaum, the ESPN NFL Front Office Insider and former GM of the Jets and EVP, Football Operations of the Miami Dolphins, explains the mechanisms of such a move.

Mayock offered a non-update in what was a terse press conference on Thursday morning.

"Antonio Brown's not in the building today," Mayock told reporters. "He won't be practicing."

"I don't have any more information for you right now. When I have some, and it becomes appropriate, you guys will all get it. I promise you. But that's it for today.  Thank you."

Head coach Jon Gruden offered his own non-update after practice.

Drew Rosenhaus, Brown's agent, is attempting to play peacemaker, as reported by NFL Network/NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Per Vic Tafur of The Athletic, teammates had to step in between Brown and the GM.

The details are truly wild.

Here's the aformentioned Instagram post that set in motion that latest drama:

Here's a brief recap of Brown's Raiders' tenure to this point:

*One bleached mustache

*One hot air balloon arrival

*Two frostbitten feet

*Two (bizarre) helment grievances

*One near fight with his GM

*One expected suspension

*Zero regular season games

The Raiders are slated to start the season on Monday Night Football at home against the Broncos. Stay tuned for updates,

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