sfgate.com file photo: Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) during an an NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. The Raiders won 33-26.
By Jeremy Kahn
OAKLAND — Before he even played a game for the Oakland Raiders, Antonio Brown is gone from the Silver and Black.
Brown was released by the team after he posted on Instagram that he be released by the team, who acquired him from the Pittsburgh Steelers back in February.
According to ESPNs Adam Schefter and NFL sources, Brown was fined $215,073.53 for conduct detrimental to the team.
The end of Browns tenure came after he emailed another ESPN insider, Jeff Darlington and stated that there is no way that he will play for the Raiders.
Brown will be a free agent at 1:01 (Pacific) this afternoon; however, he is not eligible to play this week.
ESPN.com contributed to this report