AB says he will play this season despite losing helmet case

NFL rumors: Patriots' Tom Brady gets involved in the NFL's helmet controversy | 'I'm dealing with it'

Instagram needs a news ticker at the bottom, thanks to Antonio Brown.

The NFL is requiring players to have helmets that are safer than the ones Brown used when he first joined the NFL in 2010. Today, an arbitrator looked into Brown's case against the National Football League and was set to decide whether or not he could wear his old helmet which, of course, has been banned by the NFL. This included one incident during OTAs where he reacted by storming out of the facility, and another where he had his old helmet painted silver and black in an attempt to fool Raiders officials.

Last year, Brown was one of 32 players who was grandfathered in and allowed to wear the now-banned helmet.

Antonio Brown formally lost his grievance to wear an outdated helmet on Monday and didn't retire over it. But it may be for the best that Brady isn't taking the league to task himself, as NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy seemed unequivocal about the new helmet rule in a tweet Monday morning. "If he doesn't play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesn't get paid".

"Yeah, they kind of spoke to me past year about it", Brady said Monday morning on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show". Brown is also not allowed to show up to practice with out-dated equipment as he and the Raiders can be fined for the violation.

Brown's coach Jon Gruden recently voiced support for his star player.

"He has a strong feeling about what he's worn on his head, and we're supporting him", Gruden said following Saturday's exhibition against the Los Angeles Rams. "I hated to put it on the shelf", he said on the radio program. We understand the league's position as well, so we're in a tough spot. "I'm excited about this season [and] appreciate all the concerns about my feet!"

"I've been experimenting with a couple different ones", he said.

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