Antonio Brown ends helmet saga with Xenith endorsement deal

New England Patriots wide receiver signs with helmet company after preferred model is banned.

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Controversial National Football League (NFL) star Antonio Brown has signed an endorsement deal with Xenith Shadow, the helmet company has announced.

The saga surrounding the New England Patriots wide receiver’s helmet has cast a major shadow over the franchise’s off-season preparations. Brown had previously worn a Schutt helmet for the entirety of his NFL career but his preferred model was banned by the league after it was deemed not to meet required safety standards.

Brown, moved to the Raiders from the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason before getting released and signing for the Patriots, has filed several grievances to league over the summer and missed prolonged periods of training camp on Oakland as result.

Now, he has found a new model he likes, the Xenith Shadow, which is also worn by journeyman Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore and Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The Xenith allows me to be able to be flexible when I’m running 20 and 21 miles an hour down field, get my head around and track the ball, and be able to make those nice catches,” said Brown.

“At Xenith, our entire business is built around designing for the football athlete – having one of the best athletes in the game choose the Xenith Shadow is an absolute honor,” said Ryan Sullivan, Xenith chief executive.

“From the first conversation we had with Antonio and his business partner Connor Kroll, it has been a collaborative effort – from designing for his on-field performance needs and high standards, to the values we share on and off the field, we look forward to many more collaborations with AB.”

Despite resolving his helmet saga, Brown did not feature in the Patriots opening season game. After a practice row field with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock over the fines the team issued to Brown for his offseason behaviour, the 31-year-old was axed by the Raiders only to sign for the Patriots on 7th September. However, Brown did not sign in time to feature against the Steelers in game the Patriots won 33-3.

 Antonio Brown has signed an endorsement deal with helmet company Xenith Shadow

Controversial National Football League (NFL) star Antonio Brown has signed an endorsement deal with Xenith Shadow, the helmet company has announced.

The saga surrounding the New England Patriots wide receiver’s helmet has cast a major shadow over the franchise’s off-season preparations. Brown had previously worn a Schutt helmet for the entirety of his NFL career but his preferred model was banned by the league after it was deemed not to meet required safety standards.

Brown, moved to the Raiders from the Pittsburgh Steelers in the offseason before getting released and signing for the Patriots, has filed several grievances to league over the summer and missed prolonged periods of training camp on Oakland as result.

Now, he has found a new model he likes, the Xenith Shadow, which is also worn by journeyman Buffalo Bills running back Frank Gore and Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“The Xenith allows me to be able to be flexible when I’m running 20 and 21 miles an hour down field, get my head around and track the ball, and be able to make those nice catches,” said Brown.

“At Xenith, our entire business is built around designing for the football athlete – having one of the best athletes in the game choose the Xenith Shadow is an absolute honor,” said Ryan Sullivan, Xenith chief executive.

“From the first conversation we had with Antonio and his business partner Connor Kroll, it has been a collaborative effort – from designing for his on-field performance needs and high standards, to the values we share on and off the field, we look forward to many more collaborations with AB.”

Despite resolving his helmet saga, Brown did not feature in the Patriots opening season game. After a practice row field with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock over the fines the team issued to Brown for his offseason behaviour, the 31-year-old was axed by the Raiders only to sign for the Patriots on 7th September. However, Brown did not sign in time to feature against the Steelers in game the Patriots won 33-3.

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