Antonio Brown loses helmet grievance against the NFL

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NFL won't budge as Antonio Brown threatens to sit over helmet

After an arbiter denied Brown's grievance against the league over the helmet matter, the Raiders receiver has resorted to bartering with randos on Twitter to get a helmet that would be approved by the league.

Last year, Brown was one of 32 players who was grandfathered in and allowed to wear the now-banned helmet. Nfl policy is that Helmets have to be certified by NOSCAE.

So far, though, Brown has reportedly not found one.

Brady said Monday he has switched helmets because "I don't really have much of a choice".

Brady's old helmet, the Riddell VSR-4, was among those prohibited by the National Football League this year, as part of a joint venture with the players' association to help improve player safety.

Antonio Brown formally lost his grievance to wear an outdated helmet on Monday and didn't retire over it.

Players aren't allowed to play or practice unless they have approved helmets.

"While I disagree with the arbitrator's decision, I'm working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field", Brown said in a tweet. All that, combined with an unusual foot issue that has kept him out of practice, might've been more distraction than even head coach Jon Gruden thought was coming when he said he expected plenty of drama from No. 84.

Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown appears to be turning over a new leaf regarding his helmet situation and is asking social media users for some help along the way. "I hope we can start calling them". He was acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers in March and promptly given a three-year, $50.125 million contract.

It's probably in Brown's best interest to just drop the helmet thing now so he can get used to a new, safer one sooner rather than later. He reportedly suffered frostbite after a mishap at a cryotherapy chamber.

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