Antonio Brown’s hopes of recouping his $30 million in guaranteed money from the Oakland Raiders through a grievance claim may have hit a snag, as text messages the player himself sent are hampering his claims. 

Through the discovery process, the football team sent text messages that showed Brown asking the team’s owner Mark Davis for his release, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Sunday.

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Brown is hoping for the $30 million in the guaranteed money from his contract that was voided after he was fined for misconduct issues before he was let go.

The Raiders released the wide receiver on Sept. 7th.

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