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It appears the Raiders have had it with Antonio Brown's constant drama.

There were the frostbitten feet, the helmet grievance and then Wednesday the star wide receiver took to Instagram to voice his displeasure with the team fining him for missing practice and a walkthrough while he moped about his helmet. 

But it didn't stop there.

After receiving notice of the fine, Brown reportedly got into an altercation with general manager Mike Mayock and now the Raiders are planning to suspend him, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday. 

Whether or not the Raiders actually levy the punishment remains to be seen, but what they have done is lay the groundwork to suspend Brown for conduct detrimental to the team, which they easily could prove and that gives them the option to void the remaining guaranteed money in Brown's contract. 

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Brown still is owed $29.125 million in guaranteed money, which is slated to be given out in salary over the next two seasons. But a suspension likely would void the guarantees, giving the Raiders the option to cut the talented receiver without owing him another dime should he continue to be a thorn in their behind. 

If the Raiders suspend Brown for Week 1, that also gives them the option to cut ties with him at any point without having to pay him anything under the Termination Pay provision which allows veterans to collect the remainder of his salary if he is on the active roster Week 1. 

 

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Brown has been allowed to have his way for most of his career, but now it appears the Raiders are sending him a message: Either you get in line or the guaranteed money you hunted for will evaporate.