Antonio Brown Reacts As Arbitrator Makes Final Ruling On Helmet Grievance

Antonio Brown Reacts As Arbitrator Makes Final Ruling On Helmet Grievance

His comments come just days after Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown said that he would not play football again unless he can wear his old helmet.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was among the last players adjusting to the NFL's new helmet rules and admitted that he is still working to get used to it, he said on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show."

The arbitrator for the grievance call was joined by league officials, player representatives and NFLPA representatives in Philadelphia, a source told ESPN.

The National Football League is not going to sit around and watch their good name get dragged through the mud because one player has a big issue with the new helmets.

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Brown, who reportedly insists he will not play unless he can use his old helmet, missed Oakland's preseason opener Thursday.

An independent arbitrator is set to make a decision on Brown's grievance as soon as this week, according to reports. They win on big routes, post patterns, go routes, improvised routes if you get outside the pocket, Brown's always very good at uncovering, you have to be if you play with [Ben] Roethlisberger. The Raiders have held 11 practices and one exhibition game. Barring an appeal to federal court, Brown must wear an approved helmet or remain on the sideline.

"The helmet thing is a personal matter to him", coach Jon Gruden said Saturday. And forcing players to change helmets clearly isn't a hit. I can't say I agree with all of them, certainly, but I support this guy. I don't know what anybody's writing or what anybody thinks, but this foot injury wasn't his fault. We understand the league's position as well, so we're in a tough spot. He has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head and we're supporting him. "I'm excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!"