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Mike Mayock makes brief statement about Antonio Brown situation

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock made a brief statement to on Thursday to address the developing Antonio Brown situation, and it appears the organization intend to play things close to the vest in the immediate future.

Mayock appeared in front of a gaggle of reporters to essentially state that Brown is not in the building and that the team will relay additional information when available and appropriate.

“Antonio Brown is not in the building today,” Mayock said. “He’s not going to be practicing. I don’t have any more information. When we do, I’ll get it to you. That’s it for today.”

The Raiders reportedly are set to suspend Brown for conduct detrimental to the team amid the fallout from a confrontation between the wide receiver and Mayock. From the initial reporting on the purported incident, the situation nearly spiraled completely out of control.

When none other than Vontaze Burfict is called upon to play the role of peacemaker and defuse a situation, well, that about sums up the ugliness of the situation.

It remains to be seen how everything shakes out amid the ongoing Brown drama, which has been essentially playing out since the mercurial wide receiver joined the Raiders.

While it is expected that Brown at the very least will not be in uniform for Monday night’s season-opening game against the Denver Broncos, the wideout’s future with the Raiders could very well be in serious jeopardy.