Oakland Raiders recipient Antonio Brown has lost his second complaint about wearing his old helmet on the NFL, but he's making a deal for a registered helmet in the near future, sources ESPN confirmed on Sunday.  Brown lost an earlier complaint against the NFL, which sought an exception to wear his outdated rubble Air Advantage helmet, which he has worn throughout his career. Brown filed a second complaint on Monday requesting a one-year grace period before having to change his helmet.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association have removed the grace period after last season.
The second hearing took place on Friday, was attended by the same independent arbitrator who presided over the first hearing, sources ESPN said. The NFLPA filed a sworn statement in support of the League's position that Brown should not wear the older helmet, ESPN sources said.
ProFootballTalk reported for the first time that Brown lost the second hearing The League and the NFLPA.
Brown, who arrived for a training camp on July 26 for a cryotherapy mishap in France with frostbite on both feet, left the team for two weeks for treatment and also in protest of the league's 1
Agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Golic and Wingo after the first hearing that Brown would play with an approved helmet and not retire.
Brown, who attended Tuesday's practice with a certified helmet, took the practice field Sunday with a seemingly older helmet.
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Brown drove the team to Winnipeg last week and ran routes for the second year in a row, catching Derek Carr passes in preparation for the game.
The Raiders returned Doug Martin to the injured reserve on Sunday. In other roster moves, the team released the long-snapper Andrew DePaola and signed the defensive tackle Corey Liuget and the linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams The team's long-snapper.
Adam Schefter and Dan Graziano of ESPN contributed to this report.