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12:46  14 august  2019
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NFL will let Antonio Brown keep his helmet model, if he can find a newer one

NFL will let Antonio Brown keep his helmet model, if he can find a newer one The specific helmet Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown brought with him from Pittsburgh and wanted to wear this season in Oakland has been disallowed. 

Nfl policy is that Helmets have to be certified by NOSCAE. They don’t certify equipment that’s old than 10 years. This means that every helmet currently being worn by NFL players will need to pass a new round of testing Could a helmet really end Antonio Brown ’s football career? It seems possible.

Antonio Brown , who rejoined the Raiders on Tuesday after losing his grievance against the NFL , said he's found a version of his favorite helmet that's been manufactured since 2010 or later. However, if Brown can get it certified by the National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association (NAERA), it

Antonio Brown got creative to address his helmet issue.

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One day after the Oakland Raiders wide receiver had his grievance against the NFL denied, Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that he had located versions of his client's preferred helmet model that had been manufactured in the last 10 years and was working to get them cleared.

“Hopefully we’re going to get this behind us soon," Rosenhaus said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Earlier on Tuesday, Brown posted a message on his verified Twitter account seeking a newer edition of a discontinued Schutt helmet in a last-ditch attempt to continue wearing the model he has used throughout his career.

Antonio Brown has a potential helmet loophole

Antonio Brown has a potential helmet loophole Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has a potential helmet loophole, if he chooses to try to use it. Brown can’t use his preferred helmet — a Schutt AiR Advantage — in 2019, because that specific helmet is more than 10 years old. 

Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has lost his grievance with the NFL over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe.

Brown 's helmet grievance was denied Monday, according to ESPN and the NFL Network. He accepted the independent arbitrator's decision to uphold the Before arriving at Tuesday's practice, Brown posted on social media asking fans for help in locating a newer version of his old helmet .

"I'm looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after,” Brown tweeted on Tuesday. “In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet.”

On Monday, USA TODAY Sports reported that Brown's grievance to a neutral independent arbitrator was denied.

The NFL will not permit players to wear any helmets that are not certified by the National Operating Commission on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). And NOCSAE will not certify any helmets that are 10 years or older.

Brown is seeking to wear the Schutt AiR Advantage, which was discontinued in 2011. The NFL and the NFL Players Association in recent seasons have been proactive about testing the efficacy of helmets and have run models through a series of lab tests. The helmets that performed poorest have been banned for use in the league.

Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson offers solution to Antonio Brown’s helmet problem

Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson offers solution to Antonio Brown’s helmet problem Antonio Brown is still trying to find a helmet that he will be comfortable wearing after his old one was deemed unsafe by the NFL, and former wide receiver Chad Johnson offered to cut him a deal. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsWhen Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask fans for help finding a newer version of the helmet he has always worn, Johnson made him an offer. The ex-Cincinnati Bengals star says if Brown can convince Raiders head coach Jon Gruden to let Johnson play in the slot on third downs, Johnson will give Brown his old helmet.

The league has phased out old helmets because they do not meet new standards of safety. Players were given a one-year grace period, but that NFL .com had perhaps the wildest and most complete account of Brown ’s helmet issue. The reporter Michael Silver said that at organized team activities in

Brown had been seeking to wear a helmet model that was discontinued by the manufacturer and was not certified by the national governing body because it was more than 10 years old , according to a person familiar with the case. Brown was one of 32 NFL players who wore nonapproved helmets

In every locker room in the league, equipment managers have put up a poster with recommended helmet models that performed best in testing, while showing the list of banned ones. Because the Schutt AiR Advantage that Brown seeks to use is no longer made, it wasn’t put through testing in the joint NFL-NFLPA program, so it is therefore not on the list of banned helmets.

“Recertification of previously certified helmets is done by reconditioners who are required to follow the NOCSAE standard for recertification,” NOCSAE executive director and legal counsel Mike Oliver wrote in an email to USA TODAY Sports. “The reconditioners’ association, NAERA, has adopted a 10 year rule that prohibits their members from reconditioning and recertifying helmets older than 10 years. NOCSAE has no control over the NAERA management or administration.

“With that said, if there are Air Advantage models still available with a manufacturing date of 2010 or later, those would be eligible for recertification, assuming they aren’t otherwise disqualified, e.g., have cracked shells or have had permanent alterations made to the shell or have been painted with improper paint, etc.”

Tom Brady subtly weighs in on Antonio Brown helmet controversy

Tom Brady subtly weighs in on Antonio Brown helmet controversy Like Antonio Brown, Tom Brady is also being forced to wear a different model of helmet this year from the one he has grown accustomed to throughout his career. While Brown may have felt he was being singled out by the league this offseason, Brady thinks there’s a different reason why the NFL is also forcing him to make a change. In an Instagram post on Tuesday morning, Brady said the NFL must not have liked the way his old helmet was working for the Patriots.

Brown is now looking for a newer version in the style of his preferred helmet . Even if he could get one certified, it's unclear as to whether the NFL Despite Brown 's fuss over his headwear, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has expressed support for his new starter. "He has a strong feeling about

If Antonio Brown ’s NFL grievance fails, could his insistence on wearing a particular helmet become a legal dispute? Yes, but the Oakland Raiders wide Second, Brown contends that if he had to wear any of the helmets authorized for use, the helmet would interfere with his line of sight while catching

The NFL did not respond to a request for comment.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Antonio Brown: Raiders WR seeks helmet loophole, asks for fans' help

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Brown's offer of an autographed helmet seems mighty low considering he reportedly threatened to retire if he can't play with an old helmet. Check Craigslist under “clown clothes”— Joel Zoufaly (@JoelZoufaly) August 13, 2019 I’ve got one! Any chance you can get me JuJu’s signed helmet though?— TheRealness (@TheRealness20) August 13, 2019 Dude you better be prepared to pay six figures for this hat. You kinda tipped your hand about how important this is to you. And about how much money you have.

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