"Antonio Brown is at least a low-level Batman villain at this point." In case you've missed it, Antonio Brown is in extreme meltdown mode. In the past month, he's had a weird cryotherapy injury, refused to play unless he can use an old helmet, received fines for not showing up to practice, and now he threatened to punch Raider's GM Mike Mayock in the face.
It all started yesterday when Antonio Brown posted a fine he received from the Raiders due to missing practices.
Antonio Brown took to Instagram after receiving another fine from the Raiders.— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 4, 2019
(via ab/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/6zsu1dtlWD
Today we learned that he also had an exchange with GM Mike Mayock yesterday as well. He apparently threatened to punch him in the face and had to be held back by teammates.
Antonio Brown was unhappy about being fined and had an exchange with #Raiders general manager Mike Mayock on Wednesday. He was held back by a couple of teammates, sources said, and is now facing a team suspension.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 5, 2019
Antonio Brown posted the fine letter on social media that Raiders’ GM Mike Mayock sent him. It led to an exchange, which is now leading to further discipline. This is not going away anytime soon.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2019
Antonio Brown and Raiders GM Mike Mayock “did not get physical,” but AB told Mayock he would hit him in the face.— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 5, 2019
Then he punted a ball and said, “Fine me for that”
(via @RapSheet) pic.twitter.com/6vPW2NS09d
He also was not at practice today and there have been lots of rumors about him getting suspended as well as him wanting to get released or traded.
#Raiders GM Mike Mayock at his press conference: “Antonio Brown is not in the building today. He’s not going to be practicing. I don't have any more information. When we do, I’ll get it to you. That’s it for today."— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2019
Antonio Brown’s plot to end up with the Patriots is pure genius.— Frank Isola (@TheFrankIsola) September 5, 2019
It just seems like @AB84 doesn’t want to play football anymore. All evidence points to that. I can completely relate to his behavior. I behaved the same way...playing the victim and I never had near his talent. Personal accountability is such an attribute. I hope he finds it soon— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) September 5, 2019
It’s perfectly possible that the #Raiders may soon look to void the guarantees for Antonio Brown’s 2019 & 2020 salaries ($14.6M in 2019, $14.5M in 2020) based on various incidents of conduct detrimental to the team.— Spotrac (@spotrac) September 5, 2019
It's obviously been an extremely meme-able month for AB and people were going for it on Twitter.
Antonio Brown doing TD dances at the crib after the Raiders suspend him pic.twitter.com/z1nXswrmb1— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 5, 2019
Big Ben, Mike Tomlin and Juju watching the Antonio Brown drama pic.twitter.com/WFnKH4Ckrt— The big chillin’ (@Kofie) September 5, 2019
The Raiders, adding Antonio Brown to their locker room this offseason pic.twitter.com/deq8Ky17HU— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) September 5, 2019
March analysis: the Steelers got ONLY a third and fifth-round pick for Antonio Brown?— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 5, 2019
September analysis: the Steelers got a third AND fifth-round picks for Antonio Brown?
The only hope to save the Raiders - Antonio Brown marriage now is OJ needing AB for his fantasy team pic.twitter.com/WJqXkE1CoT— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 5, 2019
Raiders GM Mike Mayock when the NFL voids the $30M guaranteed in Antonio Brown's contract: pic.twitter.com/dX2MTp5uQL— McG (@MatthewMcGovern) September 5, 2019
It was in this moment the new Antonio Brown was born pic.twitter.com/J8Q22VMGy7— NFL Humor (@NFLHumor) September 5, 2019
Steeler fans watching the latest Antonio Brown drama... pic.twitter.com/PKeO1HB1i0— Pittsburgh Dad (@Pittsburgh_Dad) September 5, 2019
Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock at Raiders headquarters before suspending Antonio Brown pic.twitter.com/sQCniDuGxb— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 5, 2019
Bill Belichick getting ready to send a 2041 7th-round pick to the Raiders in exchange for Antonio Brown... pic.twitter.com/kMghSfXp8W— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 5, 2019
It's been reported that he has officially been listed on the injury report for their week one game against the Broncos on Monday Night Football.
And the drama continues as Antonio has begun unfollowing his team and teammates on Instagram.
It appears Antonio Brown has unfollowed both the Raiders and Derek Carr on Instagram. Welcome to 2019. pic.twitter.com/BQdau1YwJC— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 5, 2019
"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.” The latest via @JosinaAnderson... https://t.co/iS8lYvUwah— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) September 6, 2019
Source: #Raiders WR Antonio Brown just issued “an emotional apology” at a team meeting this morning, just now, “with team captains standing with him.”— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 6, 2019
Antonio Brown is playing Monday— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 6, 2019
More to come...