USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones breaks down why the Raiders suspended Antonio Brown.
USA TODAYAntonio Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Friday morning that his client desires a positive working relationship with all members of the Oakland Raiders organization, namely head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock. The hurdle in achieving that is the current rift that’s developed between Mayock and the controversial wide receiver. Rosenhaus told host Mike Greenberg that his client currently has a solid relationship with Gruden, but he apparently has work to do with Mayock. “Right now, that’s something that’s still in the works,” Rosenhaus said of the Brown-Mayock dynamic, while classifying his standing with Gruden as “very good.” That should come as little surprise, given the details revealed Thursday. Brown and Mayock had a blowup after the 31-year-old was fined nearly $54,000 for missing practices during training camp and posted the fine letter on Instagram. Multiple reports indicated the team is poised to suspend Brown for the team’s season opener Monday night against the Denver Broncos. JONES: Brown saga must leave Raiders with deep regret for teaming up with WRAll Mayock said Thursday was that Brown was not at the facility and would not practice. As of Friday morning, no suspension had been announced.The off-field issues that led to his exit from the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason have followed Brown to the West Coast. First, there were damaged feet, then helmet-gate, and now an altercation with the general manager. Despite the overall optics, Rosenhaus remained positive.”There isn’t an issue as far as I’m concerned, outside of what happened a couple days ago at practice,” he said. “Antonio is looking forward to putting all of this stuff behind him. He wants to play football. He wants to have a good relationship with the team. That’s why he signed with them. That’s why he was traded there. Obviously, there’s been a lot of speculation about the foot injury, the helmet. His feet are healthy. He’s got a new helmet.” Brown missed several training camp practices while two separate grievances against the NFL were being handled. Mayock became fed up and declared it was time for Brown to either be “all in or all out.” As for why Brown felt the need to publicize the fine on Instagram, Rosenhaus pointed to Brown’s activity on social media.”Quite frankly, I don’t think that’s going to be the end of the world for us,” the agent said. “I’m confident we can work past that. I’m confident we can work past any issue that has developed with the team.” AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext Slide