Antonio Brown has embarked on a search for a new old helmet.
Brown filed a grievance with the NFL in an attempt to continue wearing his old helmet, which is older than 10 years old and violates the NFL’s equipment rule.
Players cannot use helmets older than 10 years since they can no longer be certified for safe use
Brown said he would retire if he were not allowed to wear his helmet, but later said he would be back at camp despite losing his appeal.
On Tuesday, Brown took to Twitter to seek a Schutt Air Advantage adult large helmet manufactured in 2010 or later.
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Antonio Brown’s first training camp with the Oakland Raiders has not gone as planned.
The star wide receiver was reportedly missing from camp after a cryotherapy machine caused frostbite because of improper footwear.
On Thursday, Chase Williams of WPXI reported that Brown had gone “radio silent” with the Raiders.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter later reported that Brown told the Raiders he would retire if not allowed to use his helmet. NOSCAE will not certify any helmets older than 10 years.
Brown also attempted to repaint his old helmet “with colors approximating — but not completely mimicking — the Raiders’ silver-and-black design,” according to NFL Network’s Mike Silver.
Read more: Antonio Brown reportedly had his old helmet repainted after being told he couldn’t use it but was caught because it looked noticeably off
Brown, who previously said he would retire if he weren’t allowed to wear his helmet, changed his tune after the ruling.
“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 tweeted. “I’m excited about this season appreciate all …read more
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