Final Up to date: 12/08/19 10:43pm
Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown has misplaced his grievance with the NFL over his use of an previous helmet that’s now not licensed as protected to make use of for observe or play.
The arbitrator issued the ruling on Monday after holding a listening to final week with Brown, representatives from the league and the gamers’ union.
Final week, he had reportedly instructed the crew he is not going to play soccer if he isn’t allowed to make use of the helmet of his alternative.
Nevertheless, whereas Brown mentioned in a press release on Twitter that he disagreed with the choice, he added he appears to be like ahead to getting again on the sphere as quickly as he’s absolutely wholesome.
“Whereas I disagree with the arbitrator’s resolution, I’m engaged on getting again to full well being and looking out ahead to rejoining my teammates on the sphere. I’m enthusiastic about this season respect all of the issues about my ft 🦶!” #AlwaysAFight #Represent #itsbiggerthanme
— AB (@AB84) August 12, 2019
Brown has not participated in a full observe for the Raiders after beginning coaching camp on the non-football damage checklist with accidents to his ft that reportedly got here from frostbite suffered whereas getting cryotherapy remedy in France.
He was cleared to observe on July 28 and took part in a part of two periods however was not across the crew final week when he had a grievance listening to with the NFL over his helmet.
Earlier on Monday, the NFL reiterated its stance that gamers aren’t allowed to observe or play with unapproved gear.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted out a press release with out mentioning Brown by identify that mentioned gamers can solely use helmets which were licensed by consultants to be protected to make use of.
“The participant cannot observe or play in video games with gear that is not authorized,” McCarthy wrote. “If he does not play or observe he’s in breach of his contract and does not receives a commission. NFL coverage is that helmets must be licensed by NOSCAE. They do not certify gear that is (older) than 10 years.”
The Nationwide Working Committee on Requirements for Athletic Gear units efficiency and take a look at requirements for gear.