Stephen A. Smith The'embarrassing Antonio Brown saga will be used against black players
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21 August, 2019, 11:46
Rosenhaus approaches Gruden after practice to discuss Brown's helmet progress, at this point still thinking they would be able to take advantage of a loophole that would allow Brown to wear a helmet similar to one he wore in the past, as long it was manufactured less than 10 years ago.
Brown donned a Schutt Vengeance Z10 LTD, which is among the NFL's 34 approved helmets, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Although Brown recently filed a new grievance against the National Football League, it seems as if he's at least willing to practice with a new helmet on, for the time being.
Although it seemed as if Brown still wouldn't be practicing with the team - he was seen walking off the field when players put their helmets on - it looks like Brown did end up joining in. "That's my understanding", Gruden said during a press conference, according to NBC Sports.
And yes, for those of you wondering, that work also included No. 84 wearing a helmet. And there's nothing wrong with supporting your players, on things that they believe in.
Brown left the team twice in training camp in Napa, California - the first time for two weeks to ostensibly seek treatment for his frostbitten feet; the second time on Sunday, skipping out on practice in anger over the league denying his helmet. 'AB is actually a good player.