NFL wonder-kid wide receiver Antonio Brown found out Sunday that his second grievance against the NFL in an effort to wear his preferred choice of helmet, the Schutt AiR Advantage, this upcoming season was rejected. While to most fans and sports commentators alike it appeared he was simply “making a mountain out of a molehill” with this ongoing helmet disagreement, the Oakland Raiders star wide receiver has made this tiny issue into a mountain of cash.
ProFootballTalk reports ‘AB’ will choose from multiple companies that are creating a customised helmet for him, and they will even pay for him to wear it…Yes, you heard right.
Brown’s primary complaint about the newly certified helmets was that they protrude out and interfere with his vision when he tries to catch the football – no so great when you make catching a ball your living. While the 10-year-old Schutt AiR Advantage—the helmet he has worn throughout his career—didn’t present these problems, the NFL could no longer approve it because, in compliance with their National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment policy, the league wouldn’t allow players to wear a helmet older than 10 years.
AB’s agent, the legendary Drew Rosenhaus revealed in an interview on SiriusXM NFL radio earlier Sunday that their public dispute ended with “a happy ending” that will conclude with him “getting paid a lot of money.”
Isn’t that just a fairytale ending for AB?