An arbitrator has ruled against Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown.

The ruling came down on Monday going against Brown who was looking to wear his helmet of choice which is no longer approved by the league.

Following the ruling, Brown released a statement on social media that read;

"While I disagree with the arbitrator's decision, I'm working on getting back to full health and looking forward to rejoining my teammates on the field. I'm excited about this season appreciate all the concerns about my feet!” #AlwaysAFight #Represent #itsbiggerthanme

If you notice, he basically said he would be returning to the grid iron and not retiring like he had planned on doing if he couldn’t use his old helmet and it is very unlikely that he will appeal the decision of the arbitrator.

Should Brown wear the unapproved helmet at any point this season, in a game or even at practice, the Raiders will be subject to league discipline.

Brown filed the grievance against the NFL in an attempt to continue to use a 10-year old helmet which is no longer acceptable. His legal team has reportedly threatened to hold the league liable if he suffered a head injury while wearing the approved model.

My question is, who would they hold responsible if he has a head injury while wearing the old model?

I get it, he is used to that model and feels comfortable in it. However, times change, and safety standards get updated. Deal with it! Even Tom Brady is not in favour of the new helmets, but he isn’t whining about it. Although, he might still be dealing with deflated balls.

The helmet isn’t the only thing that has been on Brown’s mind as of late. The 31-year old has been dealing with foot issues after a cryogenic chamber incident which left him with numerous blisters on his feet.