Hands down, the biggest story out of Oakland Raiders training camp this summer has been the saga involving wide receiver Antonio Brown.
First, Brown was unable to practice or play due to damaging his feet in a cryogenic mishap. Then, on Friday, news broke that Brown is considering retiring from football if the NFL doesn’t allow him to wear the old helmet model he prefers.
As you might imagine, Brown has taken a lot of criticism of late, but he doesn’t seem to be stressing. On Instagram this afternoon, Brown posted a photo of himself and his son.
”Pollitoooo Wolves don’t loose sleep over the opinions of sheep,” Brown wrote in the caption.
It appears that Brown does have a major supporter in Jon Gruden, his head coach.
Speaking with the media on Saturday, Gruden had his wideout’s back.
“There’s been a lot of reports out there. I can’t say I agree with all of them. This foot injury wasn’t his fault, and it’s a serious injury…And the helmet thing is a personal matter to him…and we’re supporting him,” he said.
Jon Gruden on Antonio Brown: “There’s been a lot of reports out there. I can’t say I agree with all of them. … This foot injury wasn’t his fault, and it’s a serious injury. …And the helmet thing is a personal matter to him, … and we’re supporting him.“
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 11, 2019
It will be interesting to see the latest developments involving Brown’s future as they unfold this week and beyond.