Wish granted: Raiders release AB

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Oakland Raiders have announced that they have cut ties with wide receiver Antonio Brown. The team made the announcement on Saturday morning.

This comes a short time after Brown requested his release in an Instagram post. The post came following another fine to Brown by the Raiders.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown Is seen during warm ups against the Kansas City Chiefs
Antonio Brown Is seen during warm ups against the Kansas City Chiefs (Getty Images)

He was hit with a $215,073.53 fine for conduct detrimental to the team on Sept. 4. Since August, he was hit with three fines totaling nearly $300,000.

The latest fine allowed the Raiders to void more than $29 million in guaranteed money. This made it easier for the team to move on from the disgruntled player.

Oakland did not pay Brown a single penny after being acquired in March with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steel City received two draft picks in the deal.

He was nothing but a headache during his short-lived tenure with the team. He was a headache during his final few months with the Steelers, as well.

Brown had beef with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger towards the end of his tenure in Pittsburgh. He then left during halftime, as his former teammates were fighting for their playoff lives against the Cincinnati Bengals.

He then had an issue with JuJu Smith-Schuster. After some more drama, he was traded to the Raiders.

Brown then missed time during training camp over a stupid helmet. He filed two grievances with the NFL — and both were rejected — over his outlawed helmet.

He also missed a walk through in Canada. Then, recently, on Wednesday, he went public with a disagreement over fines by the Raiders in an Instagram post.

The wide receiver then got into an altercation with General Manager Mike Mayock. He was then sent home on Thursday.

One day later, the Raiders said he would play in the season-opener on Monday night against the Denver Broncos. Less than 24 hours later, he was released.

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