Tom Brady Trolls NFL Over Antonio Brown Helmet Dispute by Reminding Them of His Success

Antonio Brown stirred the pot and triggered an avalanche of reactions with his decision to oppose the NFL and its rules on head gear. Patriots quarterback didn’t want to give up on his old helmet, but eventually he had to change it.

Brady didn’t let the whole thing go unnoticed. He took to his Instagram account, and delivered a message for the NFL.

“I think they just didn’t like the way the old helmet was working up in New England,” he wrote.

Being forced to change your regular head gear is sort of frustrating, and Brown made a mess.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on his drama.

“And now this: Raiders’ WR Antonio Brown has told team officials that, unless he gets to wear his old helmet, he will not play football again, per league sources. And more….
“Antonio Brown believes the new helmet that the rules mandate he wears protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch football. The Raiders have been sending Brown other approved helmets to try out but, at this time, he is not interested in wearing any of them.”

NFL Network’s Mike Silver wrote about the tension between Brown and the Raiders.

Brown filed a grievance to keep using the helmet he sported with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The use of this helmet isn’t allowed because it isn’t certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).
 “When he showed up for the 1st OTA, however, Brown requested his old helmet. After being told he’d have to wear an approved model, witnesses say, the WR loudly voiced his displeasure, complaining QBs such as Brady and Rodgers were not being subjected to the same scrutiny.

“Shortly thereafter, Brown stormed out of the facility in protest. Later that day, Raiders officials found video footage of Rodgers, during the Green Bay Packers’ OTA session, wearing an approved-model helmet and texted it to Brown.

“The following day, Brown showed up in Alameda and acted like nothing had happened, accepting the new helmet from an equipment manager without protest and completing the workout. However, sometime in the next couple of weeks, Brown once again tried to take the field with his old helmet, which he had since had repainted with colors approximating – but not completely mimicking – the Raiders’ silver-and-black design.”

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