Antonio Brown might have issues with the Raiders but he is not stupid enough to leave the team. While the drama between Oakland Raiders and Brown had so many twists and turns, it is finally coming to an end. The whole thing got intense when Brown threatened to punch the Raiders manager Mike Mayock. Brown has been suspended from the team for Week 1 games and he was also on the verge of getting banned from NFL.
There was also a possibility where the Raiders would void his $29 million contract and move him out of the team. It seems that Antonio has finally come to his senses and is now covering for his past mistakes. The Raiders have welcomed back Brown in their team after he gave an emotional apology to everyone.
Apology from Antonio Brown
It was time for Brown to get all in or all out as warned by Mike Mayock and he selected to stay in. Brown attended the Raiders team meeting on Friday morning and issued a heartfelt apology for his erratic behavior. The team captains of the Raiders were standing with him and every player also supported him.
Source: #Raiders WR Antonio Brown just issued “an emotional apology” at a team meeting this morning, just now, “with team captains standing with him.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 6, 2019
Antonio has also cleared things with Mike Mayock and the two seems to be getting fine now. The issues were never about his performance or hard work, Brown was just upset over the fines imposed over him. While other players such as Ezekiel Elliot are getting new deals for their holdout, Brown has been constantly criticized for doing the same.
Money and NFL Career at Stake
Drew Rosenhaus is the agent of Antonio Brown who explained his client about the whole mess he created. Brown could lose the entire $29 million salary he was promised for the next two seasons with the Raiders if they file a complaint against him.
#Raiders WR Antonio Brown and GM Mike Mayock got into it earlier this week, and it got ugly. Mayock clearly frustrated with AB posting his fine letter on Instagram. And now, a suspension for conduct detrimental could mean losing $30M in guaranteed money.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2019
Antonio Brown told me there was never a scuffle at practice. He said he did not use the word “cracker” and would never use that word…Everything has been blown out of proportion”
“I spoke with Mike Mayock 1-on-1, man-to-man.”
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) September 6, 2019
There are some rumors which hint that Brown wants to be on some other team such as Patriots but even for that he needs to stay clear of all controversies. The Raiders could impose a lifelong ban on him and his whole NFL career could end. Brown had so high stakes to lose that he decided it was better to apologize and get back to the game.