Report: Antonio Brown Texted Mark Davis Asking for His Release

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Antonio Brown filed a grievance against the Oakland Raiders regarding his release

Antonio Brown's efforts to try and recoup some of his $30 million in guaranteed money from the Oakland Raiders took a hit when the team submitted multiple text messages requesting his release to owner Mark Davis, according to Chris Mortensen.

The text messages were part of the discovery in one of his many legal battles since being released on Sept. 7. Brown also made his release request in an Instagram post after he was fined $215,073.53 on for conduct detrimental to the team and voided the $29.125 million worth of guaranteed money in his contract. Shortly after the release, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the case could be the subject of a legal challenge by the NFL Players Association.

Brown was released by the Raiders and then signed by the Patriots. He played in one game for New England before being released amid allegations of rape and sexual misconduct by women. Brown remains a free agent.