Antonio Brown’s new helmet fails test; receiver reacts with harsh tweet

first_img Steelers-Chiefs delayed due to inclement weather, new start time 8:30 p.m. ET Florio reported that Brown’s Schutt AiR Advantage helmet made in 2014 required additional testing for use by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), though the league informed him the helmet did not pass the test.It’s worth noting Schutt released a statement in 2014, specifying that it stopped producing the AiR Advantage three years earlier in favor of newer models. Related News As Florio added that “we haven’t heard the last of Brown on this issue,” Brown took to social media later Saturday night and sent out an NSFW tweet to summarize his feelings on the situation.Brown ran routes and caught passes Thursday in Arizona ahead of the team’s 33-26 win over the Cardinals in their second preseason game and also was part of Oakland’s walkthrough back in California over the weekend. Raiders coach Jon Gruden expressed optimism that Brown could finally join the team for good Sunday, though the latest helmet hurdle could prove to be a problem. Andrew Luck sighting: Colts quarterback warms up ahead of Week 2 preseason game The Antonio Brown helmet saga is far from resolved.According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the NFL has reversed its ruling to allow the Raiders wide receiver to wear the specific model of Schutt helmet he loves as long as he could find one less than 10 years old. Jon Gruden thinks Antonio Brown will be practicing with Raiders soon “We discontinued making the helmet three years ago because current helmet technology had moved past it. The AiR Advantage was the last varsity helmet made by Schutt that featured traditional foam padding. That material, which is used by most other helmet manufacturers, does not perform as well as the TPU Cushioning we now use in all of our varsity helmets.”TPU (thermoplastic urethane) Cushioning absorbs significantly more impact across a wider variety of temperatures than any other helmet on the field. Third party testing by an independent, certified helmet testing facility has proven that, three years in a row. The AiR Advantage had lived out its useful life as a product and was discontinued when something better was developed.”last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes: Monday, September 21, 2015:•8:00 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious A=activity in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:57 a.m. Officers took a report of a found wallet in the 1600 block E. 16th, Wellington. It was returned to the owner.•10:52 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 1200 block N. A, Wellington.•11:10 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block E. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Larry J. Church, 71, Wellington and Monty L. Troutman, 63, Wellington.•11:30 a.m. Larry J. Church, 71, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for inattentive driving.•5:32 p.m. Officers investigated theft of a lawn mower in the 2000 block of N H.   •8:12 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 300 block of E 8th.•8:22 p.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 800 block of E. 7th.last_img read more

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