Antonio Brown Takes NSFW Shot At The NFL After They Closed Loophole That Would Allow Him To Wear Preferred Helmet

Getty Image

The Antonio Brown helmet saga continues to take several twists and turns.

For the past week or so, Brown has been sparring with the NFL because they won’t allow him to wear his old Schutt AiR Advantage helmet because it is non-compliant to the league’s current helmet policy.

The crux of the issue is that Brown’s helmet is over 10 years old and cannot be certified under the league’s current helmet policy.

While the helmet model that Brown personally owns is over 10 years old, the AiR Advantage helmets he wants to wear were not discontinued by Schutt until 2011. The NFL apparently told Brown that if he could find an Air Advantage helmet made after 2010 he could wear it next season and it would be legal under the NFL’s helmet policy.

Via Pro Football Talk

PFT has confirmed with a source close to the situation that the NFL, the Raiders and Brown’s representatives have been in contact, and that the NFL has approved Brown wearing the helmet model he wants — the Schutt AiR Advantage — if he finds a helmet that fits him and is less than 10 years old.

Schutt stopped making the AiR Advantage in 2011, and Brown’s helmet is more than 10 years old. But there are AiR Advantage helmets out there that are eight or nine years old, and if Brown can find one that fits him properly and is in good condition, the league will let him wear it, the source said.

Right now, the source said, Brown and his representatives have not found an AiR Advantage helmet that is less than 10 years old. But they’re hoping to. Anyone who has one may be able to get a pretty penny from Brown for it.

Brown has apparently found several AiR Advantage helmets made after 2010 but the NFL changed their stance and decided to test them for safety.

Brown was clearly not happy with the NFL.