Antonio Brown has literally made the most terrible decision a person could make in such a short amount of time.
Just when you thought Brown would be suited and booted for Week 1 of the season on Monday against the Denver Broncos, he woke up on Saturday to realize the Raiders had taken all of his guarantees and he wanted to be released because of it.
“I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines.Now that everyone sees it, they want me to conform to that same system that has failed me all those years. “I’m not mad at anyone. I’m just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong.” Release me @raiders #NOMore #theyputblindersonahorseforareason #NoMoreFake”
If Brown does follow through with his threat to not play for the team, the Raiders could go ahead and put him on the reserve/ left squad list and shut him down for the season.
Not only that, it would prevent him from going anywhere else to play.
“As the Raiders try to figure out what to do with Antonio Brown, the player seems to be walking right into the team’s nuclear option.
The Raiders eventually may be able to put Brown on the reserve/left squad list, if he leaves the team and refuses return after receiving the so-called “five-day letter.” If that happens, Brown gets shut down for the season, and he can’t go play for another team”
So, it’s either play for the Raiders or don’t play at all.