Antonio Brown was fined over $200k, thus nullifying his contract with the Raiders:
The #Raiders sent Antonio Brown two letters: one fining him $215,073 for conduct detrimental to the team stemming from the Wednesday incident, and another from GM Mike Mayock notifying him if he's released, he's not eligible for termination pay. Now AB has asked for his release.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 7, 2019
Antonio then went to YouTube and Instagram demanding his release:
View this post on Instagram
With all these false narratives antagonizing me, it’s time for me to control my own narrative. Show the world I’m not the bad guy. Show the world you can free yourself from the lies and become your own person. I am not just AB the football player, I am Antonio Brown, the person, who paved a way for himself to be in charge of his own life. Watch for yourself. Link in bio. Free me! 🎥 @ale.sticktalk
A post shared by Boomin (@ab) on
— Raider Cody (@RaiderCody) September 7, 2019
To which the Raiders responded:
The Raiders have released WR Antonio Brown from the team today.
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) September 7, 2019
XFL here we come!