Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown seems to have found a loophole in the NFL’s helmet policy. It seems that if he’s able to find the model helmet he wants to play with – and it was made in either 2010 or 2011 – he’ll be allowed to use it on the field this year.
Tuesday, Brown took to Twitter asking the public’s helmet in locating his desired model helmet. It looks like it may have worked.
According to Michael Gehlken of the Las-Vegas Review Journal, Brown’s agent Drew Rosenhaus says that they have located the desired helmets. Now they need to be certified so he can use them.
If Brown is able to get these helmets certified, he’ll be able to wear them for the 2019 season.
Drew Rosenhaus on Antonio Brown: “We’ve located helmets that have been manufactured within the past 10 years.” Now working to get helmet certified and cleared for usage. “Hopefully we’re going to get this behind us soon.”
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 13, 2019
Brown is unable to use his current helmet – which is the model he desires – because it’s over 10 years old. The NFL has a policy against players wearing non-approved helmets that are over 10 years old.
Brown, who has missed a great deal of Raiders’ camp, is also dealing with a foot injury he suffered during a mishap in a cryotherapy chamber.
Despite all the drama, Brown is expected to play week one.