Antonio Brown and Raiders general manager Mike Mayock got into a heated exchange Wednesday, and the team is now planning to suspend its star wide receiver, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The length of the suspension was not immediately known, as the Raiders are still weighing their options, sources tell Schefter. There are some within the Raiders that want the organization to move on from the mercurial Brown, according to Schefter, and sources around the league believe that the team could suspend him with the idea of trying to void the $30.125 million guaranteed in his contract.
The confrontation, according to Schefter, stemmed from Brown’s Instagram post Wednesday when he displayed a letter from Mayock that detailed about $54,000 in fines for missing time during training camp. A source tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson that Brown and Mayock got into the argument during Wednesday’s practice in front of the team. Mayock told reporters that Brown was not at the facility Thursday and would not be practicing. He did not confirm or deny that Brown will be suspended.