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NFL Insider Has Latest On Antonio Brown's Helmet Situation

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown puts on his helmet.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - AUGUST 15: Wide receiver Antonio Brown #84 of the Oakland Raiders adjusts his helmet before the NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

For a while it seemed as though the situation with Antonio Brown and his helmet had been resolved. But after the NFL came back and said that the new helmet he had picked was no longer acceptable, everything unravelled.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the NFL and the NFL Player's Association worked together to resolve the issue with Brown's helmet. Per his report, they agreed to test Brown's helmet at a lab to see if it would hold up the same as other helmets.

But the helmet did not hold up, and both the NFL and NFLPA agreed on that point. As a result, they agreed he could not wear it.

As one might expect, Brown has not taken kindly to not getting his way on the matter.

Brown decided to skip practice today, prompting Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock to make a strong public statement.

Mayock made it clear that the Raiders have exhausted all avenues of helping Brown get what he wants. But now, they Brown has to start showing up.

Between the helmet issue and his frostbitten feet, the situation has gotten out of hand.

One thing is for sure: The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly appear to have won their little trade with Oakland.