Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Raiders WR Antonio Brown in "breach of contract" over helmet issue

1529841_web1_ptr-BrownOak-072719 Jon Gruden Breaks His Silence Regarding Antonio Brown's Helmet & Feet Controversy
Cary Erickson | 12 August, 2019, 22:26

Michael McCann, the legal expert for Sports Illustrated, went through the various litigation scenarios and concluded that "Brown would probably not have a viable case if he sues over an injury while wearing an authorized helmet". But Brown is taking on a tough look by making such a big to-do about his helmet, especially considering he's set to enter his first season with a new team. Because now you've forced him into wearing a different type of helmet. Nfl policy is that Helmets have to be certified by NOSCAE.

While Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown says he won't play football unless he can wear his old helmet that is now banned by the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged that it's been an adjustment for him to get used to a new helmet. During the off season, the National Football League and NFLPA added 11 helmets to their joint list of approved equipment for this season while eliminating a grace period for other models that have fallen short in laboratory testing. Brown argues that he should be allowed to use his 10-year-old helmet model despite the league's restriction.

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is away from the Oakland Raiders training camp, and it's unclear when he will report back to the franchise's Napa Valley headquarters. Whether applied to Brady, Brown or anyone else, the rule makes sense, and players need to accept it if they're going to keep playing in the NFL. The absence, though not fully clear, is bound have some reference to the new helmet rule. He enjoyed a good season in 2018 with with 104 receptions for 1,297, and a career-high 15 touchdown, before being drafted into the Raiders' side in 2019.