NFL Rumors: How Antonio Brown Tried To ‘Accelerate’ Release From Raiders


Antonio Brown reportedly went to great lengths to ensure his release from the Oakland Raiders.

By now you know the details of Brown’s preposterous Raiders tenure, and that he reportedly signed with the New England Patriots on Saturday. You also know he’s kind of a jerk on social media. However, you might be surprised at how Brown utilized social media to facilitate his exit in Oakland.

Brown actually sought counsel from social media experts on how to “accelerate” his release from the Raiders, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday.

“This all started with him releasing the letter from (Raiders general manager) Mike Mayock that he was being fined,” Mortensen said Sunday morning on ESPN.

Weird stuff. Truly weird stuff.

Brown will not suit up Sunday night when the Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers in their regular-season opener. But when he does suit up, New England will gain its most explosive weapon since Randy Moss.

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