Latest On Raiders’ Antonio Brown

Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has filed a grievance against the NFL to be permitted to wear his preferred helmet, league sources tell ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. There was some recent scuttlebutt that Brown was skipping Raiders camp in response to the cryotherapy treatment that damaged his foot. Rather, it seems that Brown is staying away as he fights the league for his right to wear the headgear that he wants. 

It’s yet another strange twist for Brown, who spent the 2018 season clashing with teammates, coaches, and executives in Pittsburgh. The former Steelers star could be primed for big things in Oakland, but he’s presently in a holding pattern.

On the helmet front – Brown is expected to have a hearing in the coming days, and an arbitrator will decide whether or not he gets to wear the helmet he wants. Meanwhile, Brown continues to meet with specialists to solve his foot issue.

The Raiders are “aware and supportive of Antonio Brown, but [have] no further comment,” the team told Schefter.

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  1. highplainsdriftr

    This is bizarre. As a Raider fan, cut him. We aren’t competing for a Super Bowl this year so who cares. Let the Patriots or Rams or somebody going for broke this year deal with this s***.

  2. jorge78

    Obviously his preferred helmet has been deemed unsafe by the NFL and is banned from use by players. Shows you what a fool he is not caring about concussion injuries.

    • DarkSide830

      to be honest, i would only trust a NFL helmet as far as the buck goes. they’re probably just save enough to prevent lawsuits and it shouldn’t be their job to protect their players. if they want the guy to sign a waiver to use this “more dangerous” helmet, that’s fine. its probably a win-win anyway, because no matter how “safe” the helmets are guys will still get concussions and sue despite the fact that they should have known the risk of playing an inherently dangerous game.

  3. metsie1

    What? There is attention seeking and then there is ATTENTION SEEKING. Maybe this is just a ploy to hype up the ratings of Hard Knocks either that or he really is crazy.

  4. bowserhound

    Sign a waiver and wear whatever you want. AB isn’t a great example, but NFL players are adults.

  5. TJECK109

    I was really thinking AB would change when he got to Oakland, but Oakland opened the purse strings and gave the keys to the car to the clown. Now that he has what he wants he is gonna do what he wants. The fun has only just begun. Would not be surprised at all if AB worked his way out either by being released or traded in the next 2 years.

  6. TJECK109

    Maybe he should be worried about a Dr scholls endorsement or perhaps what cleats he will be wearing

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