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NFL rumors: What Antonio Brown said to Mike Mayock during altercation

NFL rumors: What Antonio Brown said to Mike Mayock during altercation

Antonio Brown and Mike Mayock reportedly got into an altercation during Wednesday's practice, one that led to Brown threatening to punch the Raiders general manager before punting a football and telling Mayock to "fine him" for that. 

Brown's initial displeasure stemmed from two separate fines he received from Mayock for missing practice and a walkthrough while he dealt with his helmet grievance with the NFL. Upon receiving notice of the fines, Brown posted the notice from the Raiders on Instagram and called out the team.

Then at practice, he initiated the discussion with Mayock which led to the blow-up, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported, citing league sources.

Sources told Anderson that Brown went up to Mayock to discuss the fines and called the Raiders GM a "cracker" before spewing a "barrage of cuss words" at Mayock.

A host of players, including Vontaze Burfict, attempted to separate the receiver from the GM as they could sense things were escalating. Mayock tried to defuse the situation by walking away, a source told Anderson.

Brown did not practice Thursday and the Raiders reportedly plan to suspend him.

On Friday, Brown denied using such language toward Mayock and says the whole thing was blown out of preportion.

The seven-time Pro-Bowl selection unfollowed both the team and quarterback Derek Carr on Instagram on Thursday as the chasm between the team and player appears to widen. Should the Raiders suspend Brown for conduct detrimental to the team, they would then be able to void the remaining $29 million in guaranteed money the receiver is owed and cut him without penalty.

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Brown has had a tumultuous offseason with frostbitten feet and the helmet grievance. He missed a majority of training camp, but coach Jon Gruden and Carr always raved about his work ethic and the positive impact he had on the team. 

Now, Brown and the Raiders find themselves at a crossroads. 

The Silver and Black want his Hall-of-Fame talent on the field, but a line had to be drawn with the way Brown has conducted himself. Now, it's up to Brown and his agent Drew Rosenhaus to mend the relationship and work to get Brown comfortable in the Raiders' culture, something Rosenhaus said has been hard for his client after his years with the Steelers.

The more talented you are, the more rope you get, but Brown is just about out of rope. Now, he has to reel himself back in. 

Raiders vs. Bengals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 11 game online

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Raiders vs. Bengals live stream: How to watch NFL Week 11 game online

The good news is the Raiders are going up against the worst run defense in the league. The even better news is Oakland has Josh Jacobs.

The Bengals head to the Coliseum on Sunday to face a Raiders team that is favored to win. Cincinnati has the worst record in the league, so that shouldn't come as a surprise.

Quarterback Derek Carr hasn't thrown an interception in nearly a month and is looking like his old successful self.

This is guaranteed to be a fun game for the Raiders and their fans.

Here's how to watch the Raiders-Bengals Week 11 game live online and on TV:

Start time: 1:25 p.m. PT
TV channel: CBS (KPIX)
Live stream: fuboTV -- Get a free trial

Raiders-Bengals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game

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Raiders-Bengals odds, predictions: Betting lines, picks for NFL Week 11 game

The Raiders head into their Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals with a leg up. The team will be going up against the worst run defense in the league.

The Bengals give up 173.0 yards per game and have yet to win a matchup this season. This win is pretty much in the cards for the Silver and Black. Plus, this is a huge opportunity for Josh Jacobs (and his fantasy owners) to capitalize on his running game. 

On the other side, Bengals RB Joe Mixon is 14th in the NFL with 131 carries this seasons.

If you're a betting person, the Raiders are favored in the upcoming matchup according to Sportsline

Line

Caesars: OAK -750
Consensus: OAK -711
Westgate: OAK -700
Wynn: OAK -700

Here are how NFL writers around the country see the Raiders-Bengals game shaking out:

Paul Gutierrez, ESPN: Raiders 31, Bengals 16
Ben Baby, ESPN: Raiders 30, Bengals 13
Michael David Smith, PFT: Raiders 21, Bengals 7
Michael Florio, PFT: Raiders 41, Bengals 20