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Antonio Brown posts Jon Gruden phone conversation on YouTube video

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It just won't end.

We thought we were free of Antonio Brown drama when the wide receiver reportedly apologized to the Raiders on  Friday morning and coach Jon Gruden announced he would play against the Broncos on Monday night.

But just a few short hours later, things have picked up again.

The latest twist is a YouTube video that Brown posted shortly after 6:30 p.m. PT on Friday evening. The video features a recorded phone conversation between Brown and Gruden.

Warning: The video contains NSFW language.

It's unclear of Gruden knew the phone conversation was being recorded, but ESPN's Chris Mortensen spoke to a team source that says the coach is "truly amused" by the video.

There are several interesting back-and-forth exchanges between the two, with the first coming just 15 seconds into the video.

Gruden: "What the hell is going on man?"

Brown: "Just a villain all over the news, man."

Gruden: "You're not a villain. You're just the most misunderstood f---ing human being in my entire life that I've ever met."

 

The second exchange comes a minute into the video.

Gruden: "Let me ask you this: Do you want to be a Raider or not?"

Brown: "Man, I've been trying to be a Raider since Day 1. I've been f---ing working my ass off harder than anyone. I don't know why it's a question of me being a Raider. It's like, do you guys want me to be a Raider?"

Gruden: "Please stop this s--t and just play football. How hard is that? You're a great football player. Just play football."

Brown: "I'm more than just a football player, man. It ain't about the football. I know I can do that. I show you guys that on the daily. This is my life. Ain't no more games."

The video ends there with Brown's Stick Talk logo popping up.

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Brown's video comes an hour after ESPN's Ed Werder reported, citing a source, that the Raiders are fining the receiver for his behavior directed at general manager Mike Mayock,

We guarantee the Raiders aren't going to be thrilled about this. Guess what? This isn't over by a long shot.