Antonio Brown is losing his mind over the fact he can’t wear his old helmet with the Oakland Raiders in 2019.
The All-Pro wideout is now on the losing end of the grievance case against the NFL according to Mike Jones of USA Today.
According to to two sources, the arbitrator has ruled against Antonio Brown in his grievance to wear the old helmet.
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) August 12, 2019
The Raiders new offseason acquisition was demanding the NFL to allow him to wear the same helmet he’s worn since coming into the league in 2010 with the Pittsburgh Steelers. By losing the case, Brown will be required to wear an NFL-approved helmet if he intends to play in 2019.
The last couple of weeks, Brown has given HBO perfect material for Hard Knocks by making headlines with unusual circumstances. First, the All-Pro wide receiver reportedly sustained frostbite on his feet as he failed to wear the proper footwear in a cryotherapy session.
At first, everyone believed that his feet were the sole reason (foot pun) the veteran receiver was missing practices—to the dismay of Jon Gruden. However, it was discovered that Brown had a controversy involving what helmet he was going to wear this year.
Earlier this offseason, Oakland traded for Brown after the disgruntled wide receiver forced his way out of Pittsburgh. Brown spent nine seasons with the Steelers where he amassed 11,207 yards and 74 touchdowns.
Immediately after the trade, the Raiders immediately reworked a new contract with Brown. His new deal would pay him $50 million over the next three seasons—with $30 million in guarantees.
Gruden and the Raiders are anticipating the return of Brown and are ready to “get the party started” on offense.
Until then, everyone will have their eyes glued to their television to see if Hard Knocks will show any of the behind-the-scenes looks of Brown’s affairs.