The Oakland Raiders didn’t expect their acquisition of Antonio Brown to go south so fast, but now they must question whether they made the right decision to bring on the Pro Bowl receiver. Brown, who has been in the news a lot the last couple of weeks, has more problems personally than on the football field.
Antonio Brown is being sued by Stefano Tedeschi, a celebrity chef of the stars, for the amount of $38,000 after being kicked out of Brown’s mansion back in 2018. The problem came when Brown and his associates found a fish head in the freezer that chef Tedeschi was saving to use for soup. Antonio Brown felt threatened and kicked the chef out. Tedeschi was not allowed to retrieve his equipment which he says caused him to lose money. Tedeschi alleges, “could have mitigated his damages by cooking at another event during the busy Pro Bowl Weekend but was prevented from doing so.”
He sent an invoice to Brown but none of the payments had been made.
Brown is also dealing with a foot injury after cryotherapy treatments caused his injuries. The therapy caused blisters, frostbitten skin and other damages that he says made it hard to do workouts. Reports were that while he was in France getting treatments. Brown did not have the proper footwear needed for cryotherapy. It resulted in both of his feet becoming frostbitten.
Now, Raiders GM Mike Mayock is trying to get the situation under control by issuing an ultimatum. Mayock says Brown is “All in or All out!”
Mayock issued a statement on Sunday regarding Brown missing practice due to ongoing grievance over the helmet rule.
“You all know that AB is not here today. So here’s the bottom line. He’s upset about the helmet issue. We have supported that. We appreciate that, OK? But at this point, we’ve pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief. So, from our perspective, it’s time for him to be all in or all out. OK? So we’re hoping he’s back soon. We’ve got 89 guys busting their tails. We are really excited about where this franchise is going. And we hope AB’s going to be a big part of it starting Week 1 against Denver. End of story, no questions.”
Antonio Brown lost an appeal but reapplied Monday to try to get approval to wear his Schutt Air advantage that is fewer than 10 years old. Brown found a loophole in the rule and shortly took to Twitter to try and get help.
Check out the tweets here – – -» Antonio Brown’s interesting tweets
No matter the case, Antonio Brown’s antics are starting to wear thin with the Raiders front office and could possibly have Brown sit out the season if they can’t resolve their issues.
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