Brown may retire due to helmet issue

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August 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Brown at Raiders training camp this summer. PHOTO COURTESY OF OAKLAND RAIDERS

Antonio Brown is threatening to never play football again, apparently telling the Raiders Friday he’s done unless the NFL loosens its rule and allows him to wear his old helmet, ESPN reported.

Brown spent two hours on a call with league officials trying to convince them to let him wear a 10-year-old helmet that the NFL has since banned because it doesn’t meet the league’s new safety standards, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

When the Raiders were reached for comment, they told this news organization, “The Raiders are aware of and are supportive of Antonio, but have no other comment.”

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