Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The Antonio Brown helmet saga should come to a conclusion (for real) by early next week after an independent arbitrator concluded the second grievance hearing on Friday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN shared this news on Friday.

Brown lost his first grievance against the NFL after arguing that he should be allowed to use his preferred helmet model — the Schutt AiR Advantage — if it were under 10 years old.

Following that defeat, Brown submitted a second grievance and reportedly had documentation from the NFL showing a model under 10 years old would be accepted.

In the meantime, Brown has been using a certified helmet at Oakland Raiders practices. Hopefully, whether he wins or loses this second grievance, the helmet issue will finally be put to rest for good following the verdict.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.