NFL's Brian McCarthy took to Twitter to address the controversy, saying "The player can't practice or play in games with equipment that's not approved". Even though Brown reportedly said he won't play unless he can use the old helmet, the National Football League is standing firm in having all players use new helmets and said any player who doesn't play or practice because of this issue could be breaching his contract.
According to ESPN, Brown threatened to quit football if he was not allowed to wear the helmet he's worn for his entire nine-year career.
"The NFL, in conjunction with the NFLPA, five years ago began testing helmets and ranking them based on their purported safety".
And, according to The Athletic's Daniel Kaplan, a source said Brown reportedly stated that if he suffered a head injury in a helmet he was told to wear by the NFL, he would hold the league liable.
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Multiple NFL stars, including Raiders' wide receiver Antonio Brown, will be forced to play in new helmets in 2019, something many of them aren't too happy about. Michael McCann, the legal expert for Sports Illustrated, went through the various litigation scenarios and concluded that "Brown would probably not have a viable case if he sues over an injury while wearing an authorized helmet". The NFL began enforcing bans on de-certified helmet models this season.
The NFL is requiring players to have helmets that are safer than the ones Brown used when he first joined the NFL in 2010. I can't say I agree with all of them, certainly, but I support this guy.
It was reported league-wide Friday that it was, in fact, Brown's helmet grievance, not his injury, that has kept him off the field.