After a bizarre few days in which Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown threatened to sit out the season over not being able to wear his preferred helmet, an arbitrator ruled on Monday that Brown does, in fact, need to wear the helmet mandated by the league.
Shortly after the decision was made public, Brown took to Instagram to comment on the matter.
The seven-time Pro Bowler made it clear that he disagrees with the arbitrator’s ruling, but is “working on getting back to full health” and looks forward to rejoining his teammates on the gridiron.
The full 2019 NFL schedule was released to the public on Wednesday night and some teams aren’t thrilled with the hand they’ve been dealt for the upcoming season.
Most notably, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles have the most difficult schedules, according to NFL Network analysts.
The most difficult part of the Saints’ season, says Maurice Jones-Drew, will be the first four weeks, putting pressure on the team to start strong – otherwise, their hopes of making the playoffs could be crushed from the get-go.
Antonio Brown’s trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Oakland Raiders became official on Wednesday, four days after the deal was initially announced.
While head coach Jon Gruden, general manager Mike Mayock and fans were all eager to see Brown don the Raiders’ black and silver for the first time, it was really his children who stole the show at the star receiver’s introductory press conference.
Brown, who has five children, was joined by at least three of his kids for his first official photos as a Raider.