Finally, one of the most bizarre offseason sagas appears to be coming to a close as Antonio Brown has lost his second helmet grievance.
According to multiple reports, Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Antonio Brown has been dealt his second helmet grievance loss. This comes not too shortly after the superstar lost his first such case.
So, what’s next? Will Brown continue to pursue further grievances? According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, he is told Brown will wear a new helmet and put this issue to bed.
Brown losing another grievance and accepting his helmet fate finally puts an end to this helmet issue that had formed a dark cloud over the Raiders during training camp.
Brown has been fighting with the NFL over approving his desired choice of helmet. Why? Because the helmet he has worn throughout his career is now not approved by the league.
Brown claims the newly approved helmet interferes with his vision. Therefore, the receiver believes that will affect his pass catching.
Of course, you can’t blame Brown for worrying about his ability to make plays. But, at the same time, the distraction that has manifested from this saga has become a serous talking point around the team.
The former Pittsburgh Steeler has been in and out during camp and preseason games, battling both injury and this helmet issue. Now that he appears healthier and the helmet dilemma has been dealt its final blow, general manager Mike Mayock and head coach Jon Gruden can share a collective sigh of relief.
Now, Brown must work with what the NFL is giving him, and this helmet problem coming to an end is positive news for the Raiders.