The latest Antonio Brown roller coaster has come to a stop ... for now.
Brown apologized to his team for his altercation with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock on Friday. Brown reportedly called Mayock a "cracker" and threatened to punch him, leading the Raiders to plan to suspend him.
But it appears that won't be the case.
Following his apology, Brown returned to practice and the plan is to have him play on Monday night against the Denver Broncos, head coach Jon Gruden told reporters Friday.
Raiders head coach said Antonio Brown is back, and the plan is for him to play Monday night. pic.twitter.com/VH9XJws9Kq— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) September 6, 2019
Had the Raiders suspended Brown, it would allow them to void the remaining $29 million in guaranteed money the receiver had coming over the next two seasons. So there were a lot of reasons for him to issue an apology. Almost 30 million, to be exact.
The Raiders acquired Brown to be the weapon that makes their offense one of the best in the NFL. A year after losing Khalil Mack before the start of the season, the Raiders did not want to lose their best player before he had even stepped on the field for the Silver and Black.
AB is a Raider and he will play.