Derek Carr and Jon Gruden the biggest losers from AB drama
The Oakland Raiders were forced to finally end their relationship with Antonio Brown, and it comes at a high cost for a specific few involved.
The Antonio Brown drama has come to a disappointing end with the Oakland Raiders releasing him just days before their opening game on Monday night. The Raiders traded a third and a fifth-round pick back in March for the All-Pro receiver, and it looked like a steal at the time.
However, from the moment Brown joined the team, it has been nothing but unwanted drama. It started back in May when Brown began an unwinnable battle with the league concerning the mandate to change his helmet. All while not being able to practice because he was dealing with frostbite from an ill-fated cryotherapy incident.
Throughout these events, the Raiders continued to support Brown despite the uproar from the national media. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock began a good cop/bad cop routine with Grunden continuously supporting Brown while Mayock laid down an ultimatum a few weeks ago.
Now we’ve reached the events of the past few days which included Brown and Mayock having an altercation, the team threatening suspension, then things appear to have settled yesterday.
We now know that this was not the case as today escalated from Brown being fined and his guaranteed money being voided to him later being released from the team.
All this drama in the span of a few months and now the Raiders are left without a number one receiver. This is a lose-lose situation for everyone, but a few people, in particular, are going to feel it the most.
Derek Carr and Jon Gruden are going to feel this loss the most.