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NFL rumors: Antonio Brown won't play football again without old helmet

NFL rumors: Antonio Brown won't play football again without old helmet

The Raiders have an Antonio Brown problem.

The star wide receiver has only taken part in one training camp practice due to a reported case of "extreme frostbite" on his feet. 

That reportedly is not the reason for his training camp absence, though. Brown reportedly is upset at new NFL rules that will make him wear a different helmet than his time in Pittsburgh.

The star wide receiver has informed the Raiders that he will not play football again without the old helmet, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday, citing league sources.

Brown reportedly had a two-hour conference call with the NFL on Friday to argue why he should be able to wear his helmet, Schefter reported.

A decision could come as early as next week.

The Raiders have been putting on a good face about Brown ever since he arrived, trumpeting his work ethic and dedication to making the Silver and Black Super Bowl contenders again. It appears Brown has not been the good soldier he was billed as.

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All of this should come as little surprise. Brown's diva antics are part of the reason he wore out his welcome in Pittsburgh and why the Raiders were able to get him for a handful of draft picks.

The happy honeymoon is over.

How Raiders' Maxx Crosby is making big impact in Las Vegas community

How Raiders' Maxx Crosby is making big impact in Las Vegas community

His roots are blue-collar. Sunup to sundown. Dad still rips up floors and lays tiles and handles demolition. Mom is a photographer who worked as a waitress and held three jobs when he was in high school.

Maxx Crosby knows the importance of perseverance.

And, apparently, a giving spirit.

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Raiders' Allegiant Stadium roof illumination signals end of branding

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Raiders' Allegiant Stadium roof illumination signals end of branding

With the expected completion date for Allegiant Stadium drawing near, the company tasked with installing the majority of signs is capping off its work with a trio of the largest signs on the site.

The two largest, the 50-by-500-foot Allegiant Stadium signs on top of the stadium’s roof, were installed last month by Yesco, the Salt Lake City-based sign company whose largest production facility is in Las Vegas, and to the surprise of many, a portion of one of the signs was lit up during a test run in early July.

“We have just recently wrapped up the exterior Allegiant Stadium branding,” said Jeff Young, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Yesco. “They’re going to be quite dramatic in the air, and we’re very excited about seeing them during the games and other events. It’s going to be pretty special.”

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