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Tom Brady Trolls NFL Over Antonio Brown Helmet Dispute by Reminding Them of His Success
August 13, 2019
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.
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.”