Antonio Brown released from Raiders

The Oakland Raiders and Antonio Brown have parted ways.

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In a social media post Saturday morning, Oakland Raiders wide receiver and former Pittsburgh Steelers player Antonio Brown asked the team to let him go just two days before their first game of the season.

The post ends with "Release me @Raiders."

This follows a lawsuit filed against Brown by two Pittsburgh-area people claiming the NFL star owes them tens of thousands of dollars. Brown also posted to his social media a recorded phone conversation with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.

NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted out that the team fined Brown, voiding more than $29 million that was guaranteed money in his contract.

Schefter speculated that could be the reason behind Brown asked to be let go by the team.

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