It’s hard to think of a more-circus like atmosphere in the NFL than what has taken place over the last few weeks in Oakland. From Brown’s helmet issue, to his frozen foot issue, it was a bizarre time Brown had in Oakland.
He fought the NFL on the helmet issue. He eventually agreed to play and ended a training camp holdout just a day before the Raiders came to Arizona to play on August 15th.
He didn’t play in the game against the Cardinals but all seemed to be right in Raiders world again. The saga was far from over.
He decided to continue his fight over using a different helmet than the NFL allowed. The Raiders even supported his stance to an extent, although they couldn’t go over the league’s head on the issue.
It call came to a head this past week when Brown was fined for missing practice. He aired his letter publicly and later got into a fight with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock. Well, at least he reportedly did.
He apologized, well sort of, on Friday after it was announced he was facing a suspension for their game against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. But the team relented and said he would be playing.
Friday night he aired a You Tube video with him purportedly talking to Raiders coach Jon Gruden. Gruden found it funny apparently. Fast forward to Saturday’s post asking to be released and here we are with him on the market for the taking.