Antonio Brown played his last card in an attempt to wear his preferred helmet brand. The auction was hit with a big fat D-E-N-I-E-D on Sunday, leaving the Oakland Raiders receiver with no choice but to continue.
Browns agent Drew Rosenhouse confirmed to Sirius XM NFL Radio on Sunday, that's exactly the plan.
"We will continue to move forward," said Rosenhouse, via the NBC Sports Bay Area. "This door is closed."
Brown's last denied appeal was the second attempt to obtain an independent arbiter to allow him to wear his helmet in 2019. Both attempts were closed quickly.
Failure is not a complete loss for Mr. Big Chest. Rosenhaus said kerfuffle helmet publicity has stimulated business opportunities for the Raiders recipient, who will likely have a custom helmet and will be paid by the brand to sponsor.
"As a result of all the publicity gained from our efforts to get him to wear this helmet, he has numerous offers on the table at the moment from various companies to make a helmet for him and pay him a lot of money," Rosenhouse said . "We have found, without going into specific details, some very suitable alternatives. We are very excited. Antonio will be wearing a helmet. He will not miss out once and he will be paid a lot of money to make it so. This is some happy end, even though he won't be able to wear the old helmet. "
As with Brown in the last few years: Despite the shenanigans that follow him, business is still Booming."
The Raiders wanted Brown to be all-in before the regular season. With two weeks before John Gruden's team opens football on Monday against the Denver Broncos, it looks like all of Brown's problems will be in the past.
"The helmet and the step, everything behind it now," Rosenhouse said. "He is fully focused on football and ready to have another prototype of Antonio Brown's season. He will thrive with John Gruden and Derek Carr. I am very excited for him to move forward."