No one saw this coming, but the biggest story in the NFL this preseason has revolved around Antonio Brown’s helmet. Although the drama has settled down in recent days, it doesn’t erase all the headlines that resulted from this saga.
Brown went out of his way to express his displeasure with the NFL, threatening to retire if he couldn’t wear his old helmet.
Fortunately for the Raiders, the Pro Bowl wideout decided to take things down a notch over the past week. Nonetheless, the talk of the league was focused on what Brown would do next.
At this moment, the All-Pro is waiting for the hearing from his second helmet grievance against the NFL.
Le’Veon Bell, who used to be teammates with Brown on the Steelers, has decided to share his thoughts on this helmet saga.
While the Jets running back does understand Brown’s frustration, he believes he should follow league rules.
“As a skill player, it’s kind of hard to change your helmet, especially when you’ve been playing so long with it,” Bell told Newsday. “I understand where he’s coming from, but at the same time, it’s a rule, so you have to change the helmet.
“Him fighting for it, him not showing up for practice,” Bell said, “I don’t really agree with that.”
Bell also said that he changed his helmet in his second year with the Steelers because he knew the rule would eventually be put into effect.
It hasn’t been a loud offseason for Bell, but he’s in a similar situation to Brown. Both playmakers are looking to move past their time in Pittsburgh and shine with their new teams.