Antonio Brown is not a happy camper.
The Oakland Raiders wideout reportedly is frustrated by the NFL’s new helmet rules that prevent him from wearing the helmet he’s used throughout his nine-year-career, according to NFL Network’s Michael Silver. The pushback apparently began back in May when he initially learned of the change after the one-year grace period was eliminated, which Silver says has created a disconnect between him and his new squad.
One teammate told Silver the situation is “the most insane thing” he’d ever heard.
“I don’t know why it’s so important to him,” the player added, per Silver. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
Teams reportedly were required to remove the banned helmets, but Brown immediately requested his old one on Day 1 of Oakland’s OTAs. Brown “loudly voiced his displeasure,” per Silver, claiming players like New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers were not being subjected to the same rule.
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Sounds like things out in California are going swimmingly.
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