Antonio Brown turns to social media for help with his helmet

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OAKLAND, Calif. — UPDATE Tuesday 11 a.m.

Antonio Brown may have lost his arbitration with the National Football League when it came to wearing his old helmet, so instead he's looking to his fans for help.

The former Pittsburgh Steeler is offering a signed Oakland Raiders helmet, worn during practice, for anyone that can find him a helmet.

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The tweet had nearly 3,000 likes within a half hour.

Brown has asked to be allowed to wear his 10-year-old helmet, one that is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment.


UPDATE Monday 9:50 a.m.

The National Football League has responded to reports that Antonio Brown won't play this season if he  can't use his old helmet.


Oakland Raiders' wide receiver and former Pittsburgh Steelers player Antonio Brown will reportedly not play this season, not because of his foot troubles, but because he cannot wear his old helmet, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter.

Schefter said on social media Brown had filed a helmet grievance against the NFL because it "interferes with his vision.?

This follows reports that Brown cannot practice due to complications from a cryogenic treatment done on his feet.

According to NFL reporter Michael Silver, Brown even reportedly painted his old helmet to try to get it on the field.