08/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2019 12:12
Antonio Brown's second grievance hearing regarding his helmet has been heard.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Brown's latest grievance concluded and the arbitrator -- the same one as the previous hearing -- indicated he'd have a decision next week, per a source informed of the situation.
Brown, who had his first helmet grievance denied by an arbitrator on Aug. 12, argued in his second go-around that he should be provided the same right as other players in terms of having a one-year grace period to phase out using his helmet. He is claiming the NFL is arbitrarily applying its rules.
The 31-year-old receiver has not played in a preseason tilt with the Oakland Raiders while dealing with the helmet issue and a foot injury.
Hopefully next week's decision will put the helmet saga in the rear-view mirror as the 2019 campaign approaches.