The Antonio Brown helmet debate continues this week. In todays Raiders news we look at the potential of Brown not playing this season. Is Antonio Brown an idiot?
The drama that surrounds Oakland Raiders doesn’t seem to let up. Last week, the receiver was in the news for not disclosing the cause of his foot injury. Also, which turned out to be extreme frost bite. Now, the All-Pro receiver is in the news for threatening to retire if he can’t wear his old helmet. Some fans would say Brown is an idiot.
The helmet that Brown is comfortable in and wore throughout his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Schutt Air Advantage Antonio Brown helmet, which the company has discontinued making, is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment. The NFL has a policy of not allowing players to wear helmets that are not certified by NOCSAE, and the committee’s rule has been that no helmets older than 10 years can be worn.
On Friday, Brown had a two-hour conference call with an independent arbitrator. This to argue why he should be allowed to wear his 10-year-old helmet. He is thought to have been using the same helmet his whole career. However, this may not be true.
Oakland Raiders News Antonio Brown Helmet Update
The arbitrator was joined by league officials, player representatives and NFLPA representatives in Philadelphia. A decision could come as early as next week. Brown wants to wear the helmet he prefers. Not one of the newer-model helmets that league rules mandate. For the reason that he believes the new certified helmet protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch the football. Do fans actually believe Antonio?
The Raiders have been sending Brown other approved helmets to wear, but at this time, he is not interested in wearing any of them. What is so great about this Antonio Brown helmet? Brown also appeared to refer to an internal debate about walking away from football by posting Friday an Instagram caption paraphrasing the 2002 movie “Paid In Full.”
The Raiders are “aware and supportive of Antonio Brown but have no further comment.” Stay tuned for the next Raiders news update.