An update on Antonio Brown’s helmet dispute with the NFL

Published 23 August 2019 By: Bilal Chaudry

Football Helmet

Antonio Brown was one of 32 players using helmets last season that are now banned by the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association1. Those players, including New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, were able to use the helmets last season under a grace period but were required to make the change in 2019. Reports surfaced on August 9, 2019 that Brown, who was traded to the Oakland Raiders and then signed a three-year, $50.125 million contract with the team in the offseason, told team officials that unless he gets to wear his old helmet, he will not play football again2. In fact, Brown has filed two grievance to the NFL requesting that he should be allowed to wear his old helmet3.


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Bilal Chaudry

Bilal Chaudry

Associate, Goldberg Segalla 

Bilal Chaudry, an associate in the firm’s General Liability Practice Group, focuses his practice on counseling and defending clients in a variety of general liability matters, including construction and design defect, legal and medical malpractice, and premises and products liability. His experience includes cases relating to New York Labor Law and personal injury, and he is involved in all stages of cases from inception to trial.

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