Who says Roger Goodell isn’t willing to compromise?
He recently said Antonio Brown can wear the helmet he has become accustomed to.
So long as he can find a newer, approved model.
Sources close to the situation say 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.
Wow, so you’re saying he’s been wearing a helmet that is more than a decade old.
Maybe the giveaway was the fact the label on the back of it said “helmet officially licensed by all 16 NFL teams.”
It also explains his increasingly erratic behavior.
If only he had on a pair of decade-old Jordans when he stuck his feet in that cryogenic machine.
- 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.