Antonio Brown says he will rejoin Raiders after losing helmet grievance
Antonio Brown will not be able to wear the helmet he so desperately wanted to wear this season, but that does not mean he is planning to abandon his Oakland Raiders teammates.
Brown had filed a grievance against the NFL seeking to wear a helmet that no longer meets safety standards, and the expected outcome came to fruition on Monday when an arbitrator ruled against him. Shortly after the news broke, Brown took to Instagram and said he disagrees with the decision but is looking forward to rejoining the team.
“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 wrote. “I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!”
Brown had supposedly threatened to retire if he could not get his way with the helmet, but his remarks on Instagram indicate he does not plan to sit out.
Between the foot blisters he has been battling, the helmet grievance, and the lack of commitment he has reportedly shown in meetings, Brown sounds like he has frustrated the Raiders in his first offseason with the team. Now that he has officially lost the helmet battle, perhaps he is willing to move forward and focus on the upcoming year.