Embattled Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown will likely have to rely on the public in order to obtain a version of his preferred helmet, the discontinued Schutt Air Advantage, which has a chance of receiving NFL approval for in-game use. Brown said Tuesday he would offer a signed Raiders practice helmet to any fan willing to trade him a Schutt Air Advantage, size adult large, that was manufactured in or later. The Schutt helmet Brown used throughout his NFL career is more than 10 years old, effectively disqualifying it from use.
By: Andrew Joseph August 13, pm. When Antonio Brown lost his grievance against the NFL over hopes of wearing his preferred helmet, that was supposed to be the end of it. Brown would have to find a different helmet.
The Schutt AiR Advantage helmet has gotten plenty of free publicity this week. Too bad they quit making it eight years ago. Because the NOCSAE will not certify helmets that are more than 10 years old, Brown will get at least one year of use — and possibly two — out of helmets made in
By: Steven Ruiz August 13, am. On Tuesday morning, Brown essentially posted a Craigslist ad on Twitter in hopes that some fan out there has a Schutt Air Advantage helmet that was manufactured within the last ten years, which is all the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment requires. We discontinued making the helmet three years ago because current helmet technology had moved past it.
On Monday, after an arbitrator denied Brown the right to wear his old helmetPro Football Talk reported that the league told Brown he can wear his desired helmet model -- a Schutt AiR Advantage -- as long as he finds one that both fits him and is less than 10 years old. The only problem? On Tuesday morning, Brown began his quest to find a Schutt AiR Advantage helmet size: adult large that's under the age of
Monday afternoon, an arbiter ruled Raiders receiver Antonio Brown could not wear his Schutt Air Advantage helmet on the field because it was more than 10 years old and could not be certified safe. Tuesday morning, Brown posted on Twitter asking if any of his followers has the same model of helmet manufactured within the last 10 years he wears an adult large, by the way. In exchange I will trade a signed practice worn Raiders helmet.
By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the PopCulture. Antonio Brown is not going down without a fight. He has a special bond with the specific helmet that he has worn throughout his career, and is on a mission to find a league-approved replacement.
An autographed practice helmet? Brown is desperate to find a very particular model of football helmet the Schutt AiR Advantage after the NFL ruled that the one he wore with the Steelers is too old to be safety certified. Helmets must be less than 10 years old in order to be used in a game.
Antonio Brown believes the new helmet that the rules mandate he wears protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch football. The Raiders have been sending Brown other approved helmets to try out but, at this time, he is not interested in wearing any of them. Antonio Brown's helmet model was discontinued by the manufacturer and his actual helmet is not approved by the national governing body because it is more than 10 years old.
Brown, who didn't practice with the team Tuesday, was away from camp due to frostbitten feet after failing to wear proper footwear in a cryogenic therapy chamber. He also filed a grievance against the NFL over wearing his old helmet. I'm excited to be back, see my teammates, and get in the groove of things here shortly. He accepted the independent arbitrator's decision to uphold the ban on him using his year-old Schutt Air Advantage helmet, but now the receiver is searching for a newer model of the same helmet.