Just when you thought the Antonio Brown helmet was over, a loophole has been found that may allow hi
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Just when you thought the Antonio Brown helmet was over, a loophole has been found that may allow him to wear the helmet he wants...

Brown can’t use his preferred helmet — a Schutt AiR Advantage — in 2019, because that specific helmet is more than 10 years old. However, because the NFL has not affirmatively banned from use the Schutt AiR Advantage, Brown apparently could use one that is less than 10 years old, if he can find one.

A PFT reader communicated directly with the NOCSAE on this subject, and Executive Director/General Counsel Michael Oliver has confirmed to PFT via email that, indeed, the NOCSAE continues to recertify Schutt AiR Advantage helmets that are less than 10 years old.

The NFL did not directly address the question of whether Brown would be permitted to use a Schutt AiR Advantage that is less than 10 years old. In response to that specific inquiry, the NFL forwarded to PFT a graphic containing the 11 helmet models that became prohibited as of 2019; the Schutt AiR Advantage is not on the list. The graphic also includes a lengthy list of preferred helmets, but it does not say that these are the only approved helmets.

(Terez Owens)
Filed Under: NFL


After seeing his feet, I don’t know if he should be in charge of his own safety anymore.
Reply16 months
The loophole is, you can wear your old helmet, but first you have to be fricking stupid, and you have to sign your name to this at the bottom, with a notary public's signature as well, certifying that you are indeed fricking stupid........
Reply16 months
Let him wear a leather helmet if he wants, just have him sign a waiver against suing the NFL when he gets injured.
Reply16 months
I'm getting the feeling his old helmet hasn't been doing it's job.
Reply16 months
"that is less than 10 years old" That was said 5 times..
Reply16 months
It was said by R Kelly 11 times.....
16 months
I must admit, I would have thought he was being silly with this helmet issue, until my son played D1 ball. I wouldn't quite call it superstitious, but some of his teammates had to have things exactly a certain way before taking the field or batting. Any changes and they were really bothered.
Reply16 months
And now instead of practicing or watching film he’s gonna frantically search for said helmet
Reply16 months
I'm sure they will make him one, free advertising
Reply16 months
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