08/18 17:34 CDT Raiders GM to absent Brown: Time to be 'All in or all out'
Raiders GM to absent Brown: Time to be 'All in or all out'
By JOSH DUBOW
AP Pro Football Writer
Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told disgruntled receiver Antonio
Brown it's time to decide whether he's "all in or all out" about playing this
season after losing a fight with the NFL over his helmet.
Mayock issued a statement to reporters that the Raiders released in a video on
Twitter expressing his frustration that Brown didn't participate in practice
Sunday despite being healed from the frost-bitten feet that have sidelined him
for most of training camp.
Brown also lost a grievance with the league to allow him to use a helmet that
is no longer certified as safe. Brown had hoped to find a newer version of his
preferred helmet that could be approved but Pro Football Talk reported that the
league determined the helmet failed a test.
Mayock says Brown is still upset about the "helmet issue" but the Raiders have
done everything they could to help him. Mayock says there are "89 guys busting
their tails" and that he hopes Brown will join his teammates soon.
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