Antonio Brown’s Helmetgate is officially over. Brown is headed back to Oakland Raiders camp to join his team, despite still dealing with his foot injury. But there is still one more plot twist:
Source (NY Post) – According to ProFootballTalk, the NFL would approve the Schutt Air Advantage helmet Brown prefers if he finds one less than 10 years old. Any helmets at least 10 years old won’t be certified for use. The model was discontinued in 2011, so if Brown can find one produced that year or the one before, he’ll be allowed to wear it.
On Tuesday morning, Brown took to Twitter to try to find such a helmet.
"I'm looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet."
— AB (@AB84) August 13, 2019
“I’m looking for a Schutt Air Advantage Adult Large Helmet that was manufactured in 2010 or after. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn @Raiders helmet,” Brown wrote.
Regardless, Brown appears to be ready to get back on the field as soon as his feet, burned in a cryotherapy mishap, heal enough to allow him to practice.
“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 said on social media. “I’m excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!”