"The player can't practice or play in games with equipment that's not approved", McCarthy wrote. After Browns filed a grievance last week due to the NFL prohibiting to wear his old helmet, NFL PR man Brian McCarthy tweeted that a player can't use equipment that isn't approved or he will be in breach of his contract.
Brown is in a massive feud with the league over his favorite Schutt helmet. with the NFL barring the superstar wide out from wearing the headgear he's donned for the past decade.
The NFL on Monday addressed the helmet controversy involving Oakland Raiders star Antonio Brown without mentioning the wide receiver's name.
The Antonio Brown fiasco continues to take some wild turns. "They don't certify equipment that's old than 10 years". Brown was cleared to practice on July 28 and participated in part of two sessions but wasn't around the team last week when he had a grievance hearing with the National Football League over his helmet.
Brown has yet to be a full participant in Raiders training camp practices while he deals with a bad case of frostbite on his feet, although he was cleared to practice on July 28.
"I have a lot of confidence that he's one of the premier competitors that I've ever been around", Gruden said at the time.
"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. NFL Management Council general counsel Larry Ferazani and a representative of the NFL Player's Association along with Darren Heitner, Brown's legal aid, attended. "As much as I loved that helmet, I knew some things were out of my control and that was one of them".