Antonio Brown loses his grievance but says he'll return to the Raiders


On Monday an arbitrator ruled against Brown's grievance with the league to wear the helmet, according to Adam Schefter.

The NFL on Monday addressed the helmet controversy involving Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown without mentioning the wide receiver's name.

"Anybody that thinks Antonio Brown is gonna retire is cuckoo", the National Football League legend says. Aside from this incident, the Raiders are going to be in for an interesting season. Barring an appeal to federal court, Brown must wear an approved helmet or remain on the sideline. "If he doesn't play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesn't get paid".

According to published reports, the 31-year-old Brown feels the new helmets certified by the NFL interfere with his vision as he attempts to catch football.

"Yeah, they kind of spoke to me previous year about it", Brady said Monday morning on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show". Brown has also reportedly been consistently late to meetings at the Raiders facility, and when he does attend has appeared distracted.

Jon Gruden is head over feet in love with having Antonio Brown on the field. However, some of the older models can no longer stand up to the rigorous safety testing the league requires.

"It's been a long time coming, so I knew like anybody, the rules are the rules so you've got to evolve with them", Witten said.

"While I disagree with the arbitrator's decision, I'm working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field. But I'm not gonna put words in anybody's mouth", Gruden said.

One player told Silver it's "honestly the most insane thing I have ever heard". This was a total accident. "I don't really love the one that I'm in, but I don't really have much of a choice".