Raiders Release Antonio Brown
The short-lived saga in Oakland has come to an end for wide receiver Antonio Brown.
From frostbite on his feet, to a helmet hold out, to missing all of training camp, to complaining about fines on social media, to a confrontation with his general manager Mike Mayock, to a public request to be released by his team, to releasing a private phone conversation he had with his head coach Jon Gruden, Brown has been released by the team before playing a single snap for them.
Brown told ESPN reporter Jeff Darlington the Raiders took away the guaranteed money in his contract following multiple fines.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports Oakland sent Brown a letter, explaining he's no longer entitled to termination pay due to violating a clause in his contract.
"Now that Antonio is a free agent, we are focused on the future and I will immediately work on signing him to a new team," Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said via a released statement. "Antonio is looking forward to a new beginning."
Is this the beginning of the end of Brown's career? Or does an on-field talent as good as AB get a chance with another team?