By fining Brown, the Raiders voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his deal, sources said.
In addition the Raiders sent Brown a letter that he no longer will be entitled to termination pay in the event that they release him, sources said.
As a result, Brown is playing on a week-to-week basis with both his guaranteed money voided and lack of termination pay.
A source told ESPN’s Ed Werder on Friday night that Brown was fined an unspecified amount for the confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock and the wide receiver was “not happy” about it.
Brown took to Instagram Saturday morning and said, in part, “I have worked my whole life to prove that the system is blind to see talent like mines.Now that everyone sees it, they want me to conform to that same system that has failed me all those years. ‘I’m not mad at anyone. I’m just asking for the freedom to prove them all wrong.’ Release me @Raiders.”
The latest turn in this saga comes a day after coach Jon Gruden said the plan was for Brown to play in the team’s Week 1 opener on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos.