Brown To Raiders: "Release Me"

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By 93.7 The Fan

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Another day, another Antonio Brown-Raiders moment. 

Posting to his Instagram on Saturday, Antonio Brown told the Raiders to "release me." 

Posting the photo that reads, "You are gonna piss a lot of people off when you start doing what's best for you," Brown continued by writing, "And that’s fine! I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines.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 #NOMore #theyputblindersonahorseforareason#NoMoreFake" 

A post shared by Boomin (@ab) on Sep 7, 2019 at 6:02am PDT
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted that the reason Antonio could be asking for his release is because the Raiders fined AB $215,073.53 Friday night “for conduct detrimental to the team” and that the Raiders voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in Brown’s deal: 

By fining Antonio Brown $215,073.53 last night for conduct detrimental to the team on Sept. 4, the Raiders voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his deal, per league sources.This could help explain why Brown is now asking the Raiders for his release.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2019

ESPN’s Tom Darlington received an e-mail from Antonio. AB told Darlington that the Raiders “took away my guarantees” and added there’s ““no way I play after they took that and made my contract week to week.”

I just got an email from Antonio Brown. He tells me the team “took away my guarantees.” He added there’s “no way I play after they took that and made my contract week to week.” So at this moment, once again, don’t expect AB to play on Monday Night Football.

— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) September 7, 2019

This is the latest in a string of incidents involving Brown and the Raiders. Reports say Brown gave an emotional apology to his teammates after an altercation with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock.