NFL: Raiders release Antonio Brown from the team

This guy is a world-class D*ck! He has a great deal of physical talent. Unfortunately, he is quite lacking between the ears. Let’s see who picks him up. My money would be on New England, Kansas City, San Francisco or Dallas. TGO

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The Oakland Raiders granted Antonio Brown his wish and released the disgruntled wideout on Saturday, the team announced on Twitter.

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Just when it seemed the two sides were trending toward a union, Brown posted on Instagram Saturday morning asking the team to release him.

The Raiders then voided nearly $30 million in guaranteed salary in Brown’s contract by fining him for conduct detrimental to the team, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because that person was not authorized to speak for the Raiders.

ESPN also reported the Raiders fined Brown $215,073 for “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Brown sent an email to ESPN saying: “no way I play after they took that and made my contract week to week.”

And just like that, Brown won’t suit up for the Raiders, who open the regular season Monday night against Denver.

This is the latest saga in the Brown-Raiders relationship. On Friday night, Brown posted a video that appears to show a private conversation between him and coach Jon Gruden.

The video was posted shortly after it was reported that Brown would in fact be available to play Monday night.

“I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines,” Brown’s post reads, in part. “Now that everyone sees it, they want me to conform to that same system that has failed me all those years. “I’m not mad at anyone. I’m just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong.” Release me @raiders.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL: Raiders release Antonio Brown from the team.


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