Arbitrator denies Antonio Brown helmet grievance
Oakland Raiders superstar wide receiver Antonio Brown had his complaint over his helmet denied by an arbitrator, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per sources.
After a extended wrestle in hopes of being in a position to wear his broken-down helmet, Brown will deserve to wear an NFL-authorized helmet this season — barring a protracted-shot apt field, Pelissero added.
If Brown refuses to wear an NFL-mandated helmet, he’ll be unable to play or salvage a paycheck.
USA As of late’s Mike Jones first reported the arbitrator’s ruling.
Mum on the helmet field because it came to gentle on Friday, Brown issued a assertion by strategy of Twitter on Monday following files of ruling.
“Whereas I disagree with the arbitrator’s decision, I’m working on getting serve to elephantine well being and taking a watch forward to rejoining my teammates on the sector,” he wrote. “I’m angry by this season care for the general concerns about my feet!”
Brown, who has been largely absent from Raiders practising camp and changed into not viewed at Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams, took part in a listening to with an self reliant arbitrator on Friday following a submitting of a complaint against the league near to the enforcement of helmet rules.
NFL Network’s Michael Silver reported Friday, along with as to a seemingly out of the ordinary NFL damage of frostbitten feet, Brown’s absence from Raiders practices changed into due in enormous part to his frustration to having to wear an NFL-regulated helmet rather then the one he has weak for the extensive majority of his profession.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden acknowledged he changed into entirely supportive of Brown following Saturday’s game against the Rams.
“The helmet thing is a interior most topic to him,” Gruden said. “He has a solid feeling about what he’s weak on his head and we’re supporting him. We sign the league’s location along with, so we’re in a tricky field. And we hope Antonio is serve right here soon, because he’s animated to be around.”