The Las Vegas Raiders and Antonio Brown marriage ended as quickly as it started and one of the incidents that led to the divorce was an altercation involving Raiders brass.
Brown’s arrival with the Raiders was supposed to mark the beginning of a revival, a return to prominence and glory, a revival of an offense led by quarterback Derek Carr. Instead, the whole thing had a terrible death; a confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock was the death knell.
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Clelin Ferrell recently broke silence on what went down in the locker room that day. “I was just kind of thrown off by it,” Ferrell said. “Obviously, you see the stuff in the media but when Antonio was in the locker room, he was the chillest dude.” That’s rather odd given what came out after Brown’s release, having been portrayed as a selfish egomaniac who clearly had issues. One wouldn’t expect Ferrell to disparage a former teammate in this situation. Ferrell’s character scored big points with Mayock as part of a championship team, and we can see the culture is changing, Brown could’ve derailed that in the locker room.
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Ferrell then went to elaborate on his own personal reaction to the altercation with Mayock, “I had never really seen that side of either of them, so I was just kind of caught off guard, and was like, ‘Woah! What’s going on here?’ They had a really good relationship. Obviously, the three of them — Antonio, Mike and coach Gruden — they always had a good relationship. I was just kind of caught off guard, but grown men gonna be grown men and have disputes sometimes.”
As it was reported when the event in question happened, Brown referred to Mayock with an ethnic slur and threatened to hit him. In retrospect, it’s interesting but the event Ferrell alludes to reminds you that relationships in football can quickly fall apart in the blink of an eye.
With those events in the Raiders rearview mirror, it’s safe to say the Silver and Black dodged a major bullet when they gave up on Brown.
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2 thoughts on “Raiders’ Ferrell Gives Inside Look on Brown Altercation”
But lost out on that 3rd rounder given to Steelers, that was a drag. I guess with his past performance easy to mistakenly trade for him.
Death knell is the term…