Again, Antonio Brown asked. Again, he has been denied.
The Oakland Raiders' star wide receiver has lost his second helmet grievance with the NFL in an attempt to wear his preferred helmet model, one that isn't approved for use by the leage. Now, he will be forced to wear a new and certified helmet, per ProFootballTalk.
Fortunately, it seems as though AB is finally ready to fully accept his fate. Brown will reportedly wear a new and approved model for both this season and seasons yet to come.
It took close to a month for him and the league to iron out the issue. Brown tried everything he could, from labor grievances to literally painting his preferred model of helmet with his new team's colors in the hopes of sneaking past regulations.
To say the entire debacle has been a distraction for the team would be a gortesque understatement. He missed a large chunk of time due to the initial battle, and even when he has been with the Raiders, his desire to wear his old Steelers helmet has consumed them almost entirely.
It's distracted from the team's preparation for the season, one that comes with high expectations now that the superstar wideout is there.
However, now that the drama has mercifully come to an end -- one hopes -- Brown and the rest of his teammates can finally focus on preparing for the season instead of preparing for another equipment battle.