NFL rumors: Raiders plan to suspend Antonio Brown after Mike Mayock argument


Just when you thought the drama was over, Antonio Brown strikes again.

The Raiders star receiver got into an argument with general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday and the team is planning to suspend him, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

The argument comes on the heels of Brown's displeasure with the Raiders fining him for missing practice and a walkthrough during the preseason.

The mercurial wideout initially landed on the non-football injury list with a case of frostbitten feet, and then he continued to miss time due to an issue regarding the helmet he desired to wear during the upcoming season. 

Brown has been back at practice and things had been quiet after he lost his second helmet grievance with the NFL, but things started to stir Wednesday when the four-time All-Pro called out the Raiders for fining him on his Instagram stories feed.

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On the Raiders Talk Podcast, Mayock explained how the Raiders have dealt with the constant distractions, noting how he doesn't believe the ultimatum he delivered during the training camp was a useful tool.

“I think that AB’s going to do, kind of, what AB wants to do, so I’m sure my words had very little to do with anything,” Mayock said on The Raiders Talk podcast. “We were at a point right there, where there was a lot of outside drama. I made one simple statement to say this is where we are as an organization, and we move on from here."

By all accounts, Brown has been a tireless worker when he's been on the field, but the off-field drama clearly has gotten under the skin of Mayock who has been tasked with playing the "bad cop role" so head coach Jon Gruden can support the star receiver. 

The Raiders knew what they were getting when they traded for Brown, and they are getting the full experience before ever seeing him play in Silver and Black.

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