Former Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed a grievance against the team to recoup the nearly $30 million in guarantees the Raiders voided prior to his release in early September.
Brown also filed a grievance against the New England Patriots to recoup nearly $10 million in voided guarantees by the team he played one game for in 2019.
According to a report by NFL Network, Brown’s grievance against the Raiders will likely be heard in the spring and would include a challenge of the fines imposed by the team for disciplinary reasons. The Raiders fined Brown about $215,000 for missed practices and conduct detrimental to the team, which in turn voided the guarantees in Brown’s contract.
NFL Network also reported that Brown wants to be paid the salary from the week he requested to be released from the Raiders, $860,294, in addition to the $29 million in guaranteed money from 2019 and 2020, and the $1 million signing bonus that was divided into two workout bonuses.
The Raiders released Brown after he requested it through social media on Sept. 7. He posted a YouTube video showing himself celebrating the transaction, repeatedly exclaiming, “I’m free!”