Antonio Brown's helmet battle with the NFL has been one of the most intriguing stories in football over the past few weeks. The superstar wide receiver was told that he wouldn't be able to wear his favorite helmet, the Schutt Air Advantage.
And after a long back-and-forth affair, Brown found a new model of the helmet made in 2014.
Under normal circumstances, that would be good news, but the NFL has pretty much changed it's mind on the model. It'll now have to be tested, and in all likelihood it'll fail, leaving Brown without a helmet once again.
It almost feels as though the league is singling out Brown solely because of the big fuss he made initially.
What more is there for him to do? He already said he'd ditch the old helmet, and he went through the trouble of finding a new one. Changing gears and suddenly demanding that the helmet be tested seems just a bit absurd.
The old helmet was ruled unsafe. He wanted to wear it, an arbitrator said he couldn't, and he accepted the decision. The problem should have ended there.
This is one of the league's biggest stars. Love him or hate him, people love to watch him play. Let the man wear whatever helmet he wants. If he's willing to take on that safety risk, more power to him.
It's just frustrating watching the league constantly changing the rules on Brown.