Updated September 7, 2019 - 9:27 am
The Raiders acquired wide receiver Antonio Brown in March in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since July, he’s constantly found himself in the news.
■ July 26: Antonio Brown arrives at Raiders training camp in a hot air balloon.
■ July 26: The Raiders place Brown on the nonfootball injury list after he injured his feet in a cryotherapy chamber.
■ July 30: Brown makes his practice debut at Napa.
■ Aug. 9: Brown files first helmet grievance.
■ Aug. 9: Social media reports Brown threatens to retire if he can’t wear his helmet.
■ Aug. 12: Brown loses first helmet grievance.
■ Aug. 13: Brown returns to Raiders camp in Napa, but does not practice.
■ Aug. 13: Brown asks Twitterverse for help finding new helmet.
■ Aug. 15: Brown denies threatening to retire over “Helmetgate.”
■ Aug. 18: Raiders GM Mike Mayock issues ultimatum to Brown to be “all in or all out.”
■ Aug. 19: Brown files second helmet grievance.
■ Aug. 20: Brown participates in Raiders practice.
■ Aug. 25: Brown loses second helmet grievance.
■ Sept. 4: Brown fined $54,000 by team and posts displeasure on social media.
■ Sept. 4: Brown signs endorsement deal with Xenith football equipment, will wear its helmet.
■ Sept. 5: Brown faces suspension after getting into a heated argument with Raiders GM Mike Mayock.
■ Sept. 6: Brown issues an apology to the club during a meeting. Head coach Jon Gruden says Brown will play in season opener against Denver Broncos.
■ Sept. 7: Brown asks for release in morning Instagram post. Raiders announce that Brown has been released. Brown agrees to terms with the New England Patriots hours after the Raiders cut him.
■ Oct. 6: Brown files grievance against Raiders to recoup the nearly $30 million in guarantees.
■ Oct. 26: Brown accuses the Raiders of using him to boost “Hard Knocks” ratings.