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The NFL’s most interesting development continues. Oakland Raiders star wide receiver Antonio Brown appears dead set on wearing his preferred helmet.
The ongoing saga regarding Antonio Brown and his helmet appeared to be nearing a conclusion. Until Monday evening, that is.
The Oakland Raiders, facing an accelerated rebuild and one of the biggest offseasons in recent franchise history, traded for Brown in March. They were hoping the star wideout would leave his distractions in the past. Instead, he’s created another one.
In addition to suffering frostbitten feet as a result of not wearing proper footwear in a cryotherapy machine, NFL Media’s Michael Silver released a Twitter thread explaining a bizarre helmet dispute Brown had with the Raiders:
Reports from ESPN‘s Adam Schefter indicated Brown returned to the Raiders’ practice facility on Monday, a constructive step for each sides. About eight hours later, Schefter informed the football globe that the 31-year-old has filed however yet another grievance against the NFL “in an attempt to be able to wear the helmet he wants.” Ian Rapoport of NFL.com confirmed the report:
There is no timetable for Brown’s return to regular practice activities amid each the foot injury and the helmet dispute. The tension constructing inside the Raiders organization has been produced public, as basic manager Mike Mayock demanded Brown be “all-in or all-out” moving forward.
Brown is a seven-time Pro Bowl player and certified for a spot on the All-Pro group 4 occasions. He’s recorded six consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 getting yards, major the league in 1 or a lot more getting categories in 4 of these years. A welcome addition to the NFL’s reigning 18th-ranked passing attack, his capability to assist quarterback Derek Carr shouldn’t be understated.
That capability will not come to fruition if Brown fails to keep healthier or wears out his welcome in Oakland. Whilst he awaits the league’s selection relating to his most recent complaint with the league, fans will be awaiting his return to the field.