Name a better love story than Antonio Brown and his old helmet, we’ll wait.
The Raiders WR, amidst the drama regarding his frostbitten feet, has threatened to retire after the NFL mandated that he can’t wear his decade-old helmet that he’s worn for the entirety of his career due to safety concerns.
New NFL rules being enforced this season require players to wear helmets that are certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment, or the NOCSAE.
In attempt to skate past these rules, Brown reportedly tried painting his old Steelers helmet silver and black in order to make it appear like he was wearing a new Oakland helmet.
13) However, sometime in the next couple of weeks, Brown once again tried to take the field with his old helmet, which he had since had repainted with colors approximating—but not completely mimicking—the Raiders’ silver-and-black design…
— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) August 9, 2019
Clearly, the stunt didn’t work with Brown lovely being a better football player than painter.