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Report: Raiders To Suspend Antonio Brown After He 'Got Into It' With GM Mike Mayock

By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) -- On Wednesday, Antonio Brown's partnership with his new helmet company was officially announced, thus seemingly bringing an end to the offseason melodrama that defined Brown's first season in Oakland.

Or so we thought.

As it turned out, the drama was just about to amplify -- to the point where the star wide receiver is now set to be suspended by his own team.

That's according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who reported Thursday that Brown "got into it" with Raiders GM Mike Mayock.

Some more details trickled out shortly thereafter.

That showdown came -- presumably -- after Brown posted a photo of his fine notice on Instagram, indicating that he was none too pleased to have received such a letter from Mayock.

"When your own team want to hate but there's no stopping me now devil is a lie," Brown wrote. "Everyone got to pay this year so we clear."

As former offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz noted, the fine was for missing the team's walkthrough before the preseason game in Canada.

Really, a suspension was probably the only proper ending to all of the drama from Brown this offseason. From his retirement threats over a helmet change, to his frostbitten toes from apparently wearing wet socks in a cryotherapy chamber, to missing training camp sessions and walkthroughs, the Raiders clearly acquired a massive headache when they also acquired the massive talent that is Antonio Brown.

If only there had been some warning that perhaps some events like this might occur. If only.

The Raiders open their season on Monday night in Denver. The clock is ticking for the Raiders to decide if Brown will be participating.

UPDATE: Schefter said that people "around the league" believe the Raiders may try to get out entirely from Brown.

You can email Michael Hurley or find him on Twitter @michaelFhurley.

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