What I’m Hearing: An arbitrator denied Antonio Brown’s request to wear his own helmet. As our own Mike Jones reports, that ruling isn’t expected to stop him from playing in 2019.
Antonio Brown got creative to address his helmet issue.
One day after the Oakland Raiders wide receiver had his grievance against the NFL denied, Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that he had located versions of his client’s preferred helmet model that had been manufactured in the last 10 years and was working to get them cleared.
“Hopefully we’re going to get this behind us soon,” Rosenhaus said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Earlier on Tuesday, Brown posted a message on his verified Twitter account seeking a newer edition of a discontinued Schutt helmet in a last-ditch attempt to continue wearing the model he has used throughout his career.
“I’m looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after,” Brown tweeted on Tuesday. “In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet.”
On Monday, USA TODAY Sports reported that Brown’s grievance to a neutral independent arbitrator was denied.