posted on Aug, 9 2019 @ 08:23 PM
Wide receiver Antonio Brown has told the Oakland Raiders he will not play football again unless he can wear his old helmet, league sources told
ESPN on Friday.
eague sources also told ESPN that Brown's recent absence from Raiders training camp has more to do with his helmet than with his feet. He
suffered extreme frostbite on his feet as a result of not wearing appropriate footwear when he entered a cryotherapy chamber last month in France, a
source told ESPN.
The helmet that Brown is comfortable in and wore throughout his nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers -- believed to be the Schutt Air Advantage
helmet, which the company has discontinued making -- is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic
The NFL has a policy of not allowing players to wear helmets that are not certified by NOCSAE, and the committee's rule has been that no helmets
older than 10 years can be worn.
Somewhere in Latrobe, PA... at a fairly small liberal art's college's football field, Big Ben Roethlisberger just burst into uproarious laughter.
This primadonna wide receiver who issued a "him or me" ultimatum to the Steelers because of Roethlisberger dared call him out for a lack of effort
and heart, and ended up getting his wish and being traded away from Pittsburgh. The dude doesn't even manage to play a single preseason snap with
his new club before he acts like a totally distracting little bitch. He freezes his feet in an ice bath... he regularly flaps his lips about how he
could leave the game anytime he wishes, now he threatens to quit if the league won't let him wear his raggedy ass decade old dome cap. Hell, at this
point the league should grant him his wish, let the dumbass lineup with one of the old leather brain buckets if he wishes to, it's not like he has
anything overly valuable inside his head to protect from injury.
I'll be honest, as a Bronco fan born and raised, I hate the Raiders. Seriously, like despise the Raiders. If I had a choice between seeing the
Raiders win a Superbowl or slowly inserting fish hooks under my fingernails, I'd have bandaged hands for a couple of weeks. That said, I've always
sort of liked John Gruden. He's one of those guys who seems to be good people, funny dude, personable, brings a clear love for football and respect
for traditions of the overall game to everything he does. Chucky doesn't deserve this crap... he took over a dumpster fire of a team, but it was a
dumpster fire that had been burning for well over a decade and was running low on fuel. He could have turned it around, but now it's looking like
they've just added several bags of dried dogcrap to the fire and everyone in the league gets the privilege of watching it burn even hotter.