Antonio Brown Has Been Released By The Oakland Raiders
By Matthew Demeke
September 7, 2019
According to multiple outlets, the Raiders have officially released Antonio Brown.
Raiders took away the guaranteed money in Brown's deal and fined him more than $200,000 on Friday. Brown reacted about as well as you would expect, asking the Raiders for his release on Instagram on Saturday morning.
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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
After driving his way out of Pittsburgh, Oakland acquired his services for 2019 third and fifth round picks. He then negotiated a new deal that was set to pay him $50.13 million over the next three years with $30.13 million guaranteed. Of course, that money Brown will never see.
Brown immediately becomes a free agent, able to sign with any team. The next question becomes whether any other team will want him after all this went on.
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