Last week, Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown filed a grievance with the NFL to be permitted to continue wear his old helmet. The new league rule prevents Brown from wearing the helmet he wore for nearly a decade because it is no longer certified by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment. Brown even told team officials that he would retire if he couldn’t wear his old helmet.
This resulted in D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution asking Julio Jones if he’s content with his current helmet after Monday’s Falcons practice. His reply, via The Falcoholic’s Jeanna Thomas:
“Absolutely. My helmet’s good. Why, what’s going on? Did you do something to it, did you sabotage it? Nah, it’s good, my helmet’s great.”
Julio was then asked what goes into finding a new helmet, and responded:
“Nah, I didn’t look for a new helmet. It fits, I wear a medium-large ... and I just go play.”
While AB’s in the bawling business, Julio is in the balling business. The best wide receiver in the world is gearing up for his ninth NFL season after producing his fifth consecutive season with over 1,400 receiving yards in 2018.
Julio publicly (and in a tongue-in-cheek way) stated that he’s aiming for 3,000 receiving yards in 2019, and as crazy as that may sound, who is willing to bet against him? Julio Jones is a constant professional on and off the field and displays how a professional athlete should carry themselves, even while waiting for his new contract.
Also, here Julio is with a squirrel: