Raiders star Antonio Brown’s helmet grievance could be decided by early next week
Antonio Brown has been a walking drama show all offseason long. Early in the offseason, the drama surrounding him had to do with his trade demand and the Pittsburgh Steelers shipping him to the Oakland Raiders. Now, he has been going through a helmet grievance situation against the NFL as he tries to find a way to wear the helmet that he has worn his whole career.
Unfortunately for Brown, the NFL does not view the helmet he has worn as safe anymore. They have shot him down so far in his attempt to wear his old helmet and it is unlikely that he will end up winning the grievance.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Brown’s grievance could be decided early next week.
Raiders’ WR Antonio Brown’s newest helmet grievance today already had concluded and a decision by early next week is considered likely, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2019
Oakland has started to get a bit fed up with Brown’s dramatic situations and general manager Mike Mayock even said that it’s time for the star wide receiver to decide whether he is “all in or all out” with the team. That is a telling quote from a no-nonsense guy.
Last season with the Steelers, Brown ended up catching 104 passes for 1,297 yards and 15 touchdowns. He is still a superstar and one of the best weapons in the NFL and if he can get everything straightened out, the Raiders are going to have a much more dangerous offense.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what happens when a decision is made on his grievance. Hopefully, regardless of the outcome, Brown will get back on the field with his teammates and get to work.