After his first attempt failed, Antonio Brown filed a second grievance believing the NFL did not give him the one-year grace period to find a new league approved helmet.
The second grievance was heard on Friday and according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter the hearing has concluded and a decision by early next week is likely.
Raiders’ WR Antonio Brown’s newest helmet grievance today already had concluded and a decision by early next week is considered likely, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 23, 2019
Hopefully Brown will accept whatever the result and we can finally put this situation to bed once and for all.
This week Brown’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was a guest on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo morning radio show. During the interview Rosenhaus discussed the upcoming hearing and said whether Brown wins or loses his appeal he will wear an approved helmet and will not miss anytime.
“Yup, that’s correct.” said Rosenhaus. “There’s never been the possibility that Antonio Brown would let this prevent him from doing what he loves to do and fulfilling his destiny as one of the great receivers of all-time.”
You can see the full interview below.
One of the things that Rosenhaus did say in the interview on more than one occasion is the phrase, “exhaust all our options.”
Whether or not Brown has more options after this second grievance is beyond my pay grade. It’s possible that if he loses his latest appeal, Brown could continue to fight the NFL.
Raider Nation will continue to support him, so long as he continues to be on the field practicing and is ready for the Raiders season which opens on September 9.