Published: Tue, August 13, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Antonio Brown loses his grievance but says he'll return to the Raiders

Antonio Brown loses his grievance but says he'll return to the Raiders

Brian McCarthy, the NFL's vice president of communications, on Monday tweeted that no player would be allowed to wear a helmet that the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOSCAE) doesn't certify as safe.

Brown is in a massive feud with the league over his favorite Schutt helmet. with the NFL barring the superstar wide out from wearing the headgear he's donned for the past decade. "If he doesn't play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesn't get paid".

But the 42-year-old quarterback still found a way of voicing his displeasure.

Brown filed a grievance against the league but, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, an arbitrator ruled against the wideout Monday.

Late last week, Brown made it clear that he has no intention of playing unless he gets to wear his trusty 10-year-old helmet, which has since outlawed by the league and NFLPA to increase player safety.

Brown has not been with the Raiders since being limited in a practice and leaving early on July 30.


Brown, who was traded to Oakland in the offseason, reportedly had a two-hour conference call with an independent arbitrator on Friday. He was not around the team at all last week because of the helmet matter.

"I've got a feeling he would play with no helmet, that's how much he loves to play".

Tom Brady does not appear to be a fan of his new helmet either.

Gruden played it cool and played it perfectly on Saturday night, offering Brown full support on the helmet issue while absolving him of wrong doing as it relates to his odd foot injury.

"We hope Antonio is back here soon because he's exciting to be around", Gruden said. "I hope we can start calling them".

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