Reports: Raiders Planning To Suspend Antonio Brown
The Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Antonio Brown isn’t expected to take the field Monday night when Raiders take on the Broncos in their season opener.
Several outlets are reporting that Brown will be suspended or declared inactive for week one after he reportedly got into a shouting match with the team’s general manager during practice yesterday.
Brown was apparently angry about $54-thousand in fines for skipping team activities.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says the team is preparing to start the season without Brown.
Gruden told reporters Thursday, “I think a lot of this guy. I think Antonio is a great receiver and I think deep down, I think he’s a really good guy. So, I’m frustrated, I’m not going to say any more about it. I hope it all works out.”
The Antonio Brown drama has been going on throughout the off-season.
He reported to training camp with frostbite on his feet because of a cryotherapy mishap.
He continually tried to wear an old helmet and filed two grievances against the league when he wasn’t allowed to.
And he left training camp twice without permission.
Some are now speculating that the Raiders could let Brown out of his contract.