The NFL on Monday responded to a helmet controversy involving Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown without saying the star’s name.
Brown reportedly threatened to quit playing football if he was not allowed to wear the coveted helmet, which he had already worn 10 years ago. According to ESPN, he refuses to use the new helmet model that is mandated in the league.
“Players cannot perform or play on equipment that is not approved,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy tweeted. “If he does not play or train he will violate his contract and he will not be paid. Nfl’s policy is that helmets must be approved by the NOSCAE.
They do not allow equipment old than 10 years. “
The player can’t practice or play in games with equipment that’s not approved. If he doesn’t play or practice he is in breach of his contract and doesn’t get paid. Nfl policy is that Helmets have to be certified by NOSCAE. They don’t certify equipment that’s old than 10 years.
— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) August 12, 2019