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    ABrown = Team Distraction ............... regardless of where he is......

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    32 players will need to switch helmets this year because their helmets have been excluded from the approved list. But there are 34 different models of approved helmets to choose from now. Youíre just being a stubborn Jack-a$$ if you canít find one that works.


    This just came out today (Brown will lose in the fight against the NFL):

    While no official ruling has been made, NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy tweeted early Monday an indication of the league's thoughts.

    "The player canít practice or play in games with equipment thatís not approved," McCarthy wrote on Twitter. "If he doesnít play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesnít get paid."

    McCarthy, who didn't state Brown's name specifically, went on to say that it is the league's policy that helmets have to be certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). However, the committee does not certify equipment thatís more than 10 years old, which is the issue in Brown's case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinCole View Post
    Iím sure France has good doctors and facilities but why would anyone go to France for cryotherapy when you can get it here? And heís apparently done so before. Only AB knows.
    Athletes sometimes go overseas to get advance treatment that isnít available in the states. Probably one of many things he does while overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oh wow View Post
    Athletes sometimes go overseas to get advance treatment that isnít available in the states. Probably one of many things he does while overseas.
    Yup, if you want to get frostbite because a therapy done correctly as regulated in the US will not result in that, you need to go elsewhere.

    It was done in France because he CAN thats all.

    Idiot is gonna be one of those celebs that winds up broke at 45.

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    NFL addresses Antonio Brown helmet controversy without mentioning star's name
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    By Ryan Gaydos | Fox News

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

    Brown reportedly has threatened to quit football if he is not allowed to wear his old helmet. Brown has worn the same type of helmet for 10 years and, according to ESPN, wants to keep it that way instead of using a newer model helmet mandated by the league.

    ďThe player canít practice or play in games with equipment thatís not approved,Ē NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted. ďIf he doesnít play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesnít get paid. Nfl policy is that Helmets have to be certified by NOSCAE. They donít certify equipment thatís old than 10 years.Ē

    Brown, who has been sidelined for most of training camp after a reported mishap with a cryotherapy machine, had a two-hour conference call with an independent arbitrator Friday, ESPN reported. He argued that he should be allowed to keep the original piece of equipment because the newer helmet bothers his vision.

    Brown has reportedly filed a grievance with the league.

    In a cryptic Instagram post on Friday, Brown appeared to allude to the ongoing row, with a caption paraphrasing the 2002 movie "Paid in Full".

    "I love the game; I love the hustle; young-in got doe he can leave the league but if I leave will the fans still gone love me man? #paidinfull," he wrote.

    Brown has had a somewhat disruptive summer since being traded, missing a significant portion of training camp and practice in the offseason.

    The Raiders acquired Brown in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason.

    Last edited by Jooser; 08-12-2019 at 09:41 AM.

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    Frostbiten feet....Paying baby momas....Dont want a safe helmet.

    Dude has SERIOUS ISSUES with WEARING PROTECTION.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Frostbiten feet....Paying baby momas....Dont want a safe helmet.

    Dude has SERIOUS ISSUES with WEARING PROTECTION.
    Boom!,,,,,,,,,,,,, shot of the year so far!!!
    From the 2010-2019 season, (An 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    My official proclamation: WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. So why delay the inevitable?

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    ACB will cave; NFL has answered his crazy @ss with this response; basically, if he doesn't wear the helmet, he's in breach of common NFL policy and he'll be forced to return all that signing money (I believe 19 mil). This should quiet his crazy self down.

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/n...h-of-contract/
    From the 2010-2019 season, (An 9 year period that the majority of Cowher's players & coaches had left) Mike Tomlin has only won 3 playoff games. And two of those wins were against back up Quarterbacks. Our history has been defined by what we do in the postseason; not the regular season.

    My official proclamation: WE WILL NOT WIN ANOTHER SUPER BOWL WITH MIKE TOMLIN AS OUR HEAD COACH. So why delay the inevitable?

    FIRE MIKE TOMLIN

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    Did Steelers know helmet mess was looming for Antonio Brown?

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 12, 2019, 12:32 PM EDT

    Raiders receiver Antonio Brown wants to wear the helmet he wore during nine seasons with the Steelers. His insistence on getting his way has become one of the strangest off-field stories in recent memory, if not ever.

    Here’s an interesting question about the situation: Did the Steelers know that the helmet fight was coming?

    Although Brown’s helmet isn’t one of the 11 models that as of this year are banned from use by NFL players, Brown’s helmet simply couldn’t be certified for use again because it’s now more than 10 years old. Last year, it wasn’t. It’s fair to wonder whether someone at some point within the Steelers organization became aware that 2018 was the last year that Brown could wear his helmet of choice.

    Given that the Steelers knew Brown’s proclivities and eccentricities as well as anyone, it’s possible that they sensed the coming storm. Avoiding this potential distraction to their 2019 preseason preparations may have been one of the factors in the team’s decision to move on from Brown.

    Yes, the perception is that Brown broke up with the Steelers. That he wanted out and got out. But the Steelers may have wanted him out, opting to let him think he was getting his way because the broader objective was just to get him away from the organization.

    The next question becomes whether the Raiders knew anything about this potential helmet issue before trading for Brown. Although they can’t be surprised that he’s behaving in a manner similar to the way he behaved in Pittsburgh, whether they welcomed Brown to town knowing that the helmet situation could become a thing is interesting, to say the least.

    Given the stunning nature of Brown’s stubborn refusal to bend to collectively-bargained rules, it’s safe to assume the Raiders didn’t realize this was coming. And while the Steelers, if they knew about the looming helmet issue, may not have expected such an explosion over it, they’re probably not surprised — and they’re probably very happy that he’s currently someone else’s headache.

    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/08/12/did-steelers-know-helmet-mess-was-looming-for-antonio-brown/
    Steeler teams featuring stat-driven, me-first, fantasy-football-darling diva types such as Antonio Brown & Le'Veon Bell won no championships.

    Super Bowl winning Steeler teams were built around a dynamic, in-your-face defense plus blue-collar, hard-hitting, no-nonsense football players on offense such as Hines Ward & Jerome Bettis.

    We don't want Juju & Conner to replace what we lost in Brown & Bell.

    We are counting on Juju & Conner to return us to the glory we once had with Hines & The Bus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Lemming View Post
    Frostbiten feet....Paying baby momas....Dont want a safe helmet.

    Dude has SERIOUS ISSUES with WEARING PROTECTION.
    Hahahahaha...Captain this is great!

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