On Monday, Adam Schefter tweeted that an arbitrator ruled against Brown's grievance to wear his old helmet. If Brown has expressed that he feels safer in his old helmet and is injured in his new helmet, who doubts that he would go after anyone and everyone who forced him to use the new helmet? It was reported last week that Brown would stop playing football if he was no longer allowed to wear his old helmet, one that is 10 years old and is no longer approved by the league.
That means Brady finally has to pick a new helmet in 2019, and it sounds like the process isn't going well.
So, the moral of the story is that the National Football League pays the players, so they must follow the NFL's rules, especially due to safety concerns as concussions have become such a large topic throughout the world of sports.More news: Alisson out 'the next few weeks' with calf injury
Brown's unpredictable nature, and an ESPN report that he threatened retirement over the helmet issue, heightened the attention surrounding Brown's absence from Raiders camp. Barring an appeal to federal court, Brown must wear an approved helmet or remain on the sideline.
"He has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head, and we're supporting him", Gruden said following Saturday's exhibition against the Los Angeles Rams.
"We understand the league's position as well, so we're in a tough spot, and we hope Antonio is here soon because he's exciting to be around".More news: Apple is shutting down features on iPhones with unauthorized batteries and repairs
"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".
"I've been experimenting with a couple different ones", he said. I can't say I agree with all of them, certainly, but I support this guy. "As much as I loved that helmet, I knew some things were out of my control and that was one of them". This was a total accident.More news: Janhvi Kapoor remembers mom Sridevi on her birth anniversary; see post