Drew Rosenhaus On Raiders’ Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown missed another practice on Sunday, but Drew Rosenhaus is doing his darndest to keep the hysteria to a minimum. On Monday morning, Rosenhaus went on WSVN-TV’s “Sports Xtra” to discuss the Raiders star. 

[RELATED: Antonio Brown Misses Another Raiders Practice]

We have worked very closely with the Raiders, and will continue to work very closely with the Raiders,” Rosenhaus said. “I’m not sure we agree that we’ve exhausted all the options, as [Raiders GM] Mike Mayock said, but there’s no doubt it’s still an ongoing process. We are trying to work with the team and the league and the union on a solution. We haven’t figured that out yet.

To say that AB is upset about the decision to not let him wear his helmet is accurate, but we’re still processing it and figuring it out. I wouldn’t make too much about him not being there today, as much as we’re still trying to come up with a solution that works for everyone.”

The league is allowing Brown to find a version of the Schutt AiR Advantage helmet that can pass rigorous NOCSAE testing, but it’s not clear if he’ll be able to get clearance on his favorite headgear.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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28 comments on “Drew Rosenhaus On Raiders’ Antonio Brown

    • madmanTX

      Better watch out or that TheFalse12 or whatever handle he uses will come along and blast you because he thinks these babies can do no wrong.

    • Polish Hammer

      AB is crying like a baby missing his binky.

      Grab a helmet, a much safer helmet than the old shell you were wearing, and get out on the field!

  1. leprechaun

    Suspend the cancerous Diva and challenge his contract. Football is bigger than him.

  2. forwhomjoshbelltolls

    Admit it, a third and a fifth is starting to look like a heist, right?

    A PROFESSIONAL would be in camp trying out new helmets while practicing with his new teammates.

    A man baby with CTE does stuff like this.

    • JJB0811

      Stop blaming CTE for his actions. He is doing this for media attention. Its not caused by brain damage. For once, hold a person accountable for their actions and stop making excuses for them.

      • forwhomjoshbelltolls

        “For once” stop patting yourself on the back while preening on your soap box long enough to pay attention.

        I called out his lack of professionalism even as I (correctly) noted his brain damage.

        But, if you don’t think he has CTE, you might, too. His brain is more scar tissue than grey matter now.

        And I say that with no glee, Big Chest was a nice guy when he was just AB. But, this is just what happens when a guy with low IQ gets brain damage.

        • JJB0811

          So now your AB’s brain doctor. Sure, that’s believable. I’ll grant you, when he goes belly up he’ll claim CTE. But he clearly didn’t have a problem forcing his way out of Pit, then signing the richest deal for a WR. Where was the CTE then?

          If his brain were that damaged, then he wouldn’t know what helmet he likes.

        • JJB0811

          Exactly what was his IQ prior to brain damage and what’s it now Dr. Nero surgeon?

          • Cobe821

            If you’re going to resort to name calling, at least get it right. It’s “NEURO” not “NERO”

  3. jeb39999

    Does any helmet actually prevent head injuries? If not, I don’t see a problem using the same helmet again from that perspective but agreements were made so now the job requires specific safety equipment requirements to play. If he doesn’t like it is his choice to adjust or walk away from the NFL. Would it be so terrible if he quit altogether? The raiders might win a few more games with AB than without and they burned a few assets to acquire him but I don’t believe he suddenly makes the super bowl bound by being on the field nor do I think the raiders will collapse without him.

  4. unclemike1525

    Well I’m the first one to bash the money grubbing NFL for bad decisions, making a guy wear a safer version of the helmet doesn’t fit the profile.

    Unless, they just took the advice of which manufacturer paid them the most money to wear their helmet.

    Or…. Brown is just a tool.

    Lot to hash out here.

  5. Polish Hammer

    Soo much for this report just a few days ago:

    “Antonio Brown reported to training camp on Tuesday, but he brought his good friend and agent Drew Rosenhaus with him. When speaking with reporters, Rosenhaus claimed that Brown’s absence was more about his foot issue than his helmet kerfuffle (Twitter link via Vic Tafur of The Athletic).

    According to the agent, Brown’s return was not linked to Monday’s loss in arbitration that barred Brown from wearing the same headgear. Instead, Rosenhaus says it’s all coincidental – he claims Brown returned on Tuesday because his off-site treatment just recently wrapped up.”

  6. snotrocket

    Brown just needs to pay Schutt like a million bucks to make him the helmet he wants that can pass the test. I’ll take a 20 grand consulting fee for solving this problem. Everyone is happy.

    • Polish Hammer

      Not that easy. The league has gotten approval for a small selection of helmets (10?) and he can only use one of that group.

      • Polish Hammer

        link to operations.nfl.com

        More approved helmets than I thought. Also, players including Brady, Kamara and Brown were allowed to wear banned helmets last season and informed they had no choice but to switch to an approved lid this season.

    • dust44

      I agree. I’m not sure y Schutt isn’t loving the fact AB only wants to wear there helmets and also y they aren’t doing everything possible to get him into a brand new one that he likes…. Seems like someone in there marketing department isn’t doing there job. I’m available for hire for the right price.

      • Cobe821

        Please learn the difference between “there” and “their.” It makes you sound ignroant

    • Steezy

      It’s gonna cost more than that to design, test, and produce a new helmet

  7. HubcapDiamondStarHalo

    To be honest, any guy who will wear that sweater should lose all his rights to complain about anything, especially a safer helmet…

  8. bigdogroscoe13

    These guys are making millions on millions of dollars to play a child’s game. I miss the days when ego wasn’t a thing. The men showed up to work, did their job and kept their mouths shut.

  9. Rich

    I’m guessing Steeler Nation has stopped bashing the organization on Sports Talk radio for now regarding the Brown and Bell departures. Of the Jets, Raiders and Steelers, I’ll take the Steelers.

  10. crosseyedlemon

    I just want to know who will be playing Rosenhaus and Brown in the Jerry Maguire spinoff.

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