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 independent 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.
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