We’re starting to get more information on what happened between Antonio Brown and Mike Mayock that forced the team to make a decision to suspend him.
The conversation came after Brown posted a letter from Mayock informing him of fines for missing practice time on social media and among the things Brown called Mayock was said to be “cracker.” That is a racial slur used commonly towards White people.
“A Raiders source confirmed Brown was unhappy with the fine levied by the team and, seeing Mayock watching practice, walked over and initiated an exchange with the GM. 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 team source said Mayock tried to keep his cool and defuse the situation.
“[Mayock] was like, ‘I’m cool, I understand your displeasure,'” the source said. “[Mayock] sort of just like … just walked away because he saw it escalate.”
The source stressed the confrontation escalated quickly, but it never appeared to be getting physical, and players, including linebacker Vontaze Burfict, attempted to separate Brown from the situation in order to calm him down.”
As of now, it seems Brown will not be playing in the first game of the season when the Raiders take on the Broncos.