And now we play the waiting game. Again.
Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance 2.0 went on Friday to Antonio Brown Helmet Grievance Hearing 2.0. It is already over, according to several reports.
A decision is expected next week.
Brown's first complaint about a helmet was negotiated two weeks ago. Three days later, Brown lost.
The second complaint is much stronger than the first one, mainly because the first complaint was so weak. This time, Brown essentially claims that the NFL has been trying to ban the AiR Advantage debris immediately without giving it the same one-year grace period that others (like Tom Brady) had received when their favorite helmet models were banned in 2018.
It's a solid argument, and the referee is neutral and independent. But for Brown it still seems to be uphill, especially because the NFL always seems to be winning.