Antonio Brown Refuses to Play Unless Allowed to Wear His Old Helmet

Antonio Brown Reportedly Suffered Frostbitten Feet in Cryotherapy Machine Incident

In a scene that was shared prior to the opening episode, Brown had to explain to his kids where Ben Roethlisberger was.

31-year-old Brown, who signed a 3-year $50 MILLION deal with the Raiders, has been nursing some pretty gross-looking feet. but he hasn't been clear on what caused the injury.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Brown informed the Raiders of the line in the sand over use of his preferred helmet. Things cooled noticeably the following day, and Brown began wearing the new helmet, but he had a trick up his sleeve.

Antonio Brown hasn't gotten the type of start he would have liked with the Oakland Raiders because of a lingering, mysterious foot injury. We also got familiar with the big veteran acquisitions from the offseason, like wideout Antonio Brown, and left guard Richie Incognito to name a few. Time will tell if he lives up to these demands, but Jon Gruden and the Raiders can't be happy with these recent developments. He was not playing in training camp, and although many believed it was due to his foot blisters, it may have had more to do with the helmet issues. "He has to get the information he needs, and when he does, he will be back".

The Raiders are "aware and supportive of Antonio Brown, but [have] no further comment". The league installed new rules for 2019 that impacted several top players and will force Brown out of the helmet he's played in his entire career. Where this story goes from there, or from any angle, is anyone's guess.

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