Arbitrator rules against Antonio Brown in helmet grievance

Will'Hard Knocks address the Antonio Brown issues

Will'Hard Knocks address the Antonio Brown issues

Earlier Tuesday, Brown put out a post on social media - with incentive, of course - asking fans for their help in finding a newer version of his old helmet - the Schutt Air Advantage.

Brown has tried out the new certified helmet and believes it protrudes and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch the football.

The NFL is requiring players to have helmets that are safer than the ones Brown used when he first joined the NFL in 2010.

Brown has not been practicing recently because of injuries to his feet reportedly caused or worsened when he wore improper footwear during a cryotherapy treatment.

Brady said Monday he has switched helmets because "I don't really have much of a choice".

The NFL and NFL Players Association are banning the use of some older model helmets this season to improve player safety.

Players aren't allowed to play or practice unless they have approved helmets.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Antonio Brown is away from the Oakland Raiders training camp, and it's unclear when he will report back to the franchise's Napa Valley headquarters.

Brown tweeted about the decision Monday afternoon, focusing on the upcoming season. The seven-time pro-bowl pass catcher will be back on the field sooner rather than later. I'm excited, and I got some plays for him.

"He has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head, and we're supporting him", Gruden said, according to ESPN. Some have wondered why Brown doesn't just go to Schutt directly, but the sports equipment company stopped making the Air Advantage helmet three years ago because the technology behind the design was outdated.

The Cardinals coach was asked if he had ever found a helmet that would force him to consider leaving football behind - and his response was hilarious.