Raiders Star Antonio Brown Makes Public Apology After Threatening To Punch General Manager In The Face – Will Play In Season Opener
In Oakland, Raider wide receiver, Antonio Brown made headlines following reports of his altercation with the team general manager, Mike Mayock. On Wednesday (Sept. 4th), Brown allegedly threatened to punch him in the face after being told by Mayock he would be fined over $50,000 for missing team practice and activities.
On Friday, the Raiders receiver read a 20-second statement after practice noting that he apologized to his teammates for the upheaval he’s caused. He says,
“I’m excited to be out here today. I apologized to my teammates and the organization. Enough talk, man. I’m excited to be out here with my teammates. I’m grateful for all the fans. I’m excited to be a part of the Raiders and see you guys soon.”
According to ESPN, their altercation was so intense, Brown allegedly called the Mayock a racial slur,
“The Raiders source confirmed information from another league source who said Brown called Mayock a “cracker” and unleashed a barrage of “cuss words” during the altercation.”
Just a day after the heated altercation, the team planned to reportedly suspend Brown for his action. Fast forward to Friday (Sept. 6th), head coach, Jon Gruden spoke on the team’s plans to have Brown suit up for Week 1 on Monday night.
“That’s the plan. That’s the plan, yes. We’re really excited about that. Ready to move on. He’s had a lot of, obviously, time to think about things. We’re happy to have him back, and I know Raider Nation is excited about that, too.”
The Raider will play the Denver Broncos on Monday night at 10:20PM on ESPN.