Gruden says Antonio Brown will play in Monday's season opener, new video released

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says Antonio Brown is expected to play Monday night against the Denver Broncos. 

The embattled wide receiver issued a heartfelt apology at a team meeting Friday morning after he got into a heated confrontation with general manager Mike Mayock in which Brown he used "disparaging language,"  ESPN reports. 

Team captains stood with him in solidarity. 

The NFL Network reports the team was considering suspending or releasing him, but that looks to have changed. 

The latest issue stemmed from Brown receiving a letter from the team detailing that he was being fined $54,000, and he, in turn, posted the letter to social media.

But the roller coaster kept on going when on Friday night, Brown shared this slickly-produced video of his recent media coverage on YouTube.

He wrote in the video's description, "With all these false narratives antagonizing me, it's time for me to control my own narrative. Show the world I'm not the bad guy." 

The video includes a private phone conversation between Brown and Gruden. There are unconfirmed reports Gruden found the video amusing. KTVU has reached out to the Raiders for comment, but have not heard back.