Monday, news broke that an arbitrator had ruled against Antonio Brown in his grievance against the NFL regarding his desire to use an old model helmet for the coming season. He’s now taken to social media to respond to the decision.
Brown, who last week reportedly threatened to retire if his helmet was not approved, does not appear to be going through with it. Brown took to Instagram to note that he’s working on “rejoining” his teammates in Oakland.
Here’s what Brown had to say:
“While I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision, I’m working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field. I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!”
Brown would have forfeited $30 million in guaranteed money if he’d decided to retire instead of suit up for the Raiders. It’s not really a surprise to see that he’s still willing to play.
It’s unclear when Brown will rejoin his teammates. He’s been dealing with an injury to his feet that seems to have stemmed from some kind of mishap with a cryotherapy machine.
The Raiders will take on the Denver Broncos in their first game of the season on September 9.