Raiders’ Antonio Brown To Play On Monday?

Things move fast in Oakland. On Thursday, Raiders coach Jon Gruden told people that Antonio Brown was not in the team’s plans for Monday. Now, there is a real chance he will not be suspended, allowing him to suit up for the season opener against the Broncos (Twitter link via NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport). 

On Friday, Brown issued “an emotional apology” at a team meeting, while standing alongside team captains (Twitter link via Josina Anderson of ESPN.com). Things have been extremely fluid between Brown and the team all offseason long, but this could be a real turning point. At this moment, it appears that Brown is on course to face Denver.

Days ago, Brown got into a heated argument with GM Mike Mayock that reportedly included Brown:

After the incident, the Raiders appeared set on suspending Brown and voiding his ~$30MM in guarantees. But, despite that exchange, and all of the wild drama of the summer, the two parties appear ready to bury the hatchet – for now.

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      • Ironman_4life

        Unless the Raiders completely tank, Broncos gonna be last place. Probably gonna have a few bad years until Brittany tKes over and guts the entire front office.

    • Michael Chaney

      I’d say no, just since it’s a Monday game. If something changes later and you have no one else on your roster on the Monday games, you’re screwed.

  1. ziggy13

    dude needs to get professional help. hes obviously dealing with some kind of psych issues

  2. TJECK109

    He complained of Ben having owners mentality, if he plays Monday the Raiders will be showing Brown runs the team

    • WickedMountain

      I think so too prob just a fake apology to be able to play to get more money same with Zeke Elliot!

  3. gozurman1

    Rosenhaus negotiated like he said he did. Got Antonio to offer up a supposed apology in front of the team and assuming coaches. No doubt gave the same apology to Mayock. He will make nice for a couple of weeks then all bets are off again…. If even it lasts 2 weeks…. smh….

  4. gozurman1

    Last year he threw a football in the general direction of Roethlisberger He upped is antics by skipping by the coaching staff and going straight for the GM. Kinda like skipping the triple dare and going straight for the triple dog dare.

  5. dirtbagfreitas

    Anything goes in Oakland. I’m not sure how anyone on that team can take their leadership seriously after this.

  6. dwilson10

    This is a joke right? How can it go from him probably getting suspended and maybe released to no penalty and not missing a game. Sounds to me like AB is the GM and Mayock is just a decoy.

    • Steven Juris

      Gruden is the GM, Mayock is a stooge. Gruden didn’t want Brown suspended so he over rules his stooge.

  7. Decius

    Gee, if all AB had to do was apologize to get guaranteed 30 million, what do you think he would do? I’m detecting zero sincerity on his part. It will be a train wreck all year. If they back off of the suspension, they might as well hand AB the keys and endure everything he puts them through.

    When I was a kid, I looked up to athletes. As an adult, I assume they are jerks until proven otherwise. Very sad.

    • AB probably catches six passes for 155 yards on Monday. And the AB train rolls on. Not sure though if Carr is up to delivering those deep shots Big Ben could fire down the field.

  8. Birdman1182

    Not to stir the race pot, but if mayock called AB a “N” then he would be facing a lifetime ban.

    • afsooner02

      Until we reach a level where ALL racism is treated equally, it will be hard to move forward.

    • dalealvingribble
      dalealvingribble

      That was the thing that disturbed me more than anything. I think it is utterly unconscionable for Brown to call Mayock the “C” word. That is when things really crossed the line. A simple apology should not suffice if Brown did indeed use such an inflammatory word at Mayock.

      • emac22

        I don’t think black people realize how much trauma white people deal with as a result of racism.

        Until you’ve walked a mile in a white mans shoes you simply don’t understand the subject.

    • 58camsnightmares

      For sure, there’s racism to be sure but it goes both ways and only one side is getting a free pass.

      If it’s wrong, and it is, it should be wrong universally.

      If it’s right, and it isn’t, it should be right universally.

      Raiders are trash, we all knew it, just didn’t realize it was THIS bad.

      • emac22

        Which side is getting the free pass?

        The minority children in concentration camps or the stupid white kid who can’t get into college?

        • The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

          It’s actually the stupid guy on message boards that goes by the name emac22.

  9. madmanTX

    Well, if the Raiders want to give Brown a pass for his childish tantrums, then hopefully the League won’t. Guy needs to be on mood stabilizers.

  10. letmeclearmythroat74

    Can we have a separate site and app just for AB please , ABrumors.com …

  11. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    Gosh, really? Threaten to pull $30 million from the guy and he can find a way to apologize? Shocking, I tell you!

  12. its simple .. he plays monday and the guarantee is pretty much his as he has suited up and played for the team and will be harder to void later. This apology is faker than AOC at the detention center crying. Tuesday morning he will call the Mayock every racial slur in the book and keep up his diva ways. Next he will say his shoes

    • emac22

      Not everyone thinks abused kids are as funny as you do.

      Some people also have the mental capacity to feel pity.

  13. emac22

    Well well Well. I guess AB does need the money bad enough to kiss some ass for 30 mil.

    Just another high priced ho.

  14. The Ghost of Bobby Bonilla

    I saw this WAY too often in Pittsburgh: A heartfelt apology (because he knows the money is being taken away), followed by some kind of new craziness.

    If I were Mike Mayock and AB plays on Monday, I’d quit and immediately go on every sports channel in the world to blast the blatant idiocy in Oakland. This will make them the world’s most inept clown show franchise for at least a decade or more.

    Followed by a massive lawsuit against AB and the Raiders for creating a hostile workplace.

  15. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    Leave AB alone. Let him do his thing. Only punish his behavior if he isn’t performing. Otherwise, taking it as is.

    • Decius

      Sure, allow racial slurs at the GM while threatening to punch him in the face. Do you know how ridiculous that is? Not trying to antagonize. Just curious. That is ok with you?

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