(Oakland, CA) – If it ain’t broke….. The drama surrounding Antonio Brown and his helmet continues. The wide receiver doesn’t want to part with his old helmet even after the NFL says it’s no longer certified for use in the league.
The Oakland Raiders’ baller has been in and out of the news most recently after suffering from some serious frostbite on is feet because he didn’t have on the proper footwear during cryotherapy treatment.
Now, Brown is threatening to quit if he can’t use the same helmet he’s been using for the last 10 years. To his defense, Antonio says the new helmets interfere with his vision. Brown has filed a grievance with the league.
At last check: League sources told Pro Football Talk Brown’s preferred helmet is not one of the 11 banned helmets that were allowed to be used through last season. Brown’s helmet is not allowed to be worn because it is not certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment. The helmet is too old to receive that certification and the league prohibits the use of helmets without that certification.