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08/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/23/2019 12:12

NFL hears A.B. grievance again; decision to come

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.