The drama surrounding Antonio Brown has certainly quieted down this week. As of right now, the All-Pro wideout is holding out hope that he can wear his preferred helmet.
It’s been a hectic offseason for Brown, who’s dealt with his share of off-field incidents. Prior to all the talk about his helmet, he suffered burns on his feet from a cryotherapy session.
Perhaps the biggest story of the year thus far is that Brown thought about retiring because the NFL didn’t approve his original helmet. He ultimately decided to choose another helmet, but that one isn’t certified by the league either.
Brown filed a second grievance against the NFL because it’s not allowing him to wear a Schutt AiR Advantage helmet that is less than 10 years old.
We’ll find out in the near future if Brown will have his latest helmet approved by the league.
According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Brown’s second helmet grievance has concluded and a decision is expected by early next week.
Raiders’ WR Antonio Brown’s newest helmet grievance today already had concluded and a decision by early next week is considered likely, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2019
Oakland is most likely hoping for this entire helmet saga to come to an end.
With the regular season approaching very soon, the Raiders are going to need Antonio Brown completely focused on football. Regardless of all the issues he’s dealing with off the field, he’s proven that he’s a perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver.