It didn’t take long for Raiders receiver Antonio Brown to show his true colors, as Oakland’s biggest offseason acquisition is already causing the team headaches.
And it sure shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Steelers shipped Brown to Oakland for a measly late-round pick, just so they could get him out of their hair, despite the dead cap money. Pittsburgh’s front office must be laughing their behinds off right now.
Brown threw a long-standing tantrum about his helmet, and sat out a number of practices as a result. The team responded by fining him, which resulted in him reportedly getting into a shouting match with general manager Mike Mayock during practice on Wednesday.
More on #Raiders WR Antonio Brown and Mike Mayock yesterday: It did not get physical, sources say. But after a screaming match, Brown told Mayock that he would hit him in the face and then punted the ball… and said, Fine me for that. 💸💸💸
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2019
And now, the team is preparing to suspend Brown, for an indefinite period of time. Mayock addressed the situation in speaking to reporters on Thursday, but didn’t say much.
Well, this is your AB non-update. pic.twitter.com/qscZEeIyke
— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) September 5, 2019
This marriage was never built to last, it’s just who AB is.