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Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown releases a phone conversation with Head Coach Jon Gruden

The saga continues

(The video contains adult language)

The Antonio Brown saga in Oakland is never-ending and another chapter was added Friday night when Brown released a video on his personal Youtube page. In this video, you hear a seemingly private conversation between Brown and Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden.

All of this after Brown allegedly tried to fight General Manager Mike Mayock just a few days ago. This nearly led to a suspension or potentially even a release, but in the end, all is apparently well in Oakland and Brown is expected to play Monday night.

Browns antics lately haven’t changed Broncos Head Coach Vic Fangio’s expectations. The Broncos have been preparing for Brown to be out there come Monday night all along.

“It hasn’t affected it at all because number one, the players weren’t here yesterday when everything happened and we’ve just been assuming that he was going to play all along. Obviously that’s the way it looks right now.”

We still nearly three full days before the Broncos take on the Raiders so who knows where this saga goes next.

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