Report: Xenith ends relationship with Antonio Brown

AP

Well, that didn’t last long.

Xenith announced Sept. 4 that it had a helmet partnership with Antonio Brown for him to wear its Shadow model. PFT noted Wednesday that Brown no longer was wearing a Xenith helmet.

The helmet manufacturer announced Friday it has ended its relationship with the Patriots receiver, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

“We look forward to seeing the Xenith Shadow worn by football athletes at all levels of play this fall,” the company said, via Schefter.

It is unclear whether Xenith ended its relationship with Brown because Brown decided to wear a different helmet or because of a lawsuit filed this week accusing Brown of rape and sexual assault.

Brown filed two grievances for the right to wear the now-discontinued Schutt Air Advantage, the helmet he has worn his entire career. Brown now is wearing a newer Schutt model called the Schutt Air XP, per Helmet Stalker.

38 responses to “Report: Xenith ends relationship with Antonio Brown

  1. They got what they wanted out of AB (free publicity), now they are ready to move on. Typical corporate America nonsense.

  2. You’re giving me the “it’s not you, it’s me” routine? I invented “it’s not you, it’s me”. Nobody tells me it’s them not me, if it’s anybody it’s me.

  3. voddyt says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:19 pm
    You’re giving me the “it’s not you, it’s me” routine? I invented “it’s not you, it’s me”. Nobody tells me it’s them not me, if it’s anybody it’s me.

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    “alright, George, it’s you”

    “You’re damn right it’s me”

  4. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    They got what they wanted out of AB (free publicity), now they are ready to move on. Typical corporate America nonsense.

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    Yeah it has nothing to do with the rape and sexual assult allegations. Maybe it has to do with his text messages made public. Most companies would flee after reading that filth.

  5. It was never about the helmet. AB doesn’t care about what helmet he wears.

    He complained about the helmet as part of the reasons (frostbite, calling Mayock a racial slur, posting the letter from Maylock, putting the Gruden call online) to get Oakland to release him.

    He never intended to play for Oakland. He was always going to go to New England. Pittsburgh would not trade him there. This was a plan AB had all along.

    Suspend him for the year, and investigate New England for tampering. Seriously, does anyone really believe that this wasn’t pre-determined?

  6. ” Seriously, does anyone really believe that this wasn’t pre-determined?”

    It absolutely was.

  7. Do some of you people realize that on one hand you’ve been calling Brown “crazy” & all kinds of “dumb”… on the other hand you’re saying that he engaged in some well thought out plan and masterminded and manipulated his way out of Oakland and Pittsburgh in the slickest of ways.
    So which is it? is he dumb or is he smarter than you want to give him credit for?

  8. drtharrison says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Suspend him for the year, and investigate New England for tampering. Seriously, does anyone really believe that this wasn’t pre-determined?
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    NE tried to trade for him when he was on Pittsburgh and AB express his interest in going there at that time, but Pittsburgh refused NE’s first round draft pick offer.

    And then Oakland contacted NE to try to trade him the Thursday before he was released.

    Why exactly would NE need to tamper? AB knew of their interest all along. What more did either party need to learn that required tampering?

  9. carloswlassiter says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    Why exactly would NE need to tamper? AB knew of their interest all along. What more did either party need to learn that required tampering?
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    Give it up Carlos, once the tinfoil hat club gets on a roll it’s the equivalent of…
    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

  10. Doesn’t matter we’re on to Miami and then onto another title, and the Patriots will do it with Brown or without him so you’ll just have to accept that

  11. mackcarrington says:
    So which is it? is he dumb or is he smarter than you want to give him credit for?

    Maybe you should read his text messages and then tell me.

  12. mackcarrington says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    Do some of you people realize that on one hand you’ve been calling Brown “crazy” & all kinds of “dumb”… on the other hand you’re saying that he engaged in some well thought out plan and masterminded and manipulated his way out of Oakland and Pittsburgh in the slickest of ways.
    So which is it? is he dumb or is he smarter than you want to give him credit for?
    ====================

    There are devious, manipulative lunatics the world over, so it’s not surprising at all to me that he could be both.

  13. “Where’s the league’s outrage over his use of a disgusting and hateful racial slur? His threat of physical violence in the league’s workplace?”

    Lets not for a minute pretend that cracker is even 1/10th the kind of slur that the N-word has and the the history of malevolence and vileness that the latter has just so you can feed your self righteous anger.

    The latter issue is the one that should be questioned. That if anything is where he crossed the line as far as his time in Oakland.

  14. strength531 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    mackcarrington says:
    So which is it? is he dumb or is he smarter than you want to give him credit for?

    Maybe you should read his text messages and then tell me.
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    I’ve read his text messages. It’s painfully obvious that he’s illiterate. However, you sidestep the issue of how he “cleverly manipulated” his way out of 2 teams to end up on the premier team in the NFL. He doesn’t need to be a master of the written word to do that, does he?

  15. Was his money from Xenith guaranteed?

    Rosenhaus could have coached him on how to get out of Oakland.

  16. mackcarrington says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    Do some of you people realize that on one hand you’ve been calling Brown “crazy” & all kinds of “dumb”… on the other hand you’re saying that he engaged in some well thought out plan and masterminded and manipulated his way out of Oakland and Pittsburgh in the slickest of ways.
    So which is it? is he dumb or is he smarter than you want to give him credit for?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Both. How much intelligence does it take to think “I don’t want to play here. If I act crazy they might release me”? He just kept upping the game until he finally got released. If you want proof of dumb, peruse his social media, look at his previous antics, etc.

  17. Let’s take step back and get back to basics. The text messages say it all. What kind of role model writes these? Would you want your son or grandson to? Or would you want your daughter or grand daughter to receive them ? Not a Pats fan but AB IS not in Brady’s league. Brady is a class act, great role model and father.

  18. mackcarrington says:
    September 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm
    ….. calling Brown “crazy” & all kinds of “dumb”… on the other hand you’re saying that he engaged in some well thought out plan and masterminded and manipulated his way out of Oakland and Pittsburgh in the slickest of ways.

    he threw a month long tantrum like a 3 year old to get what he wanted. to be booted from a team he took money from who expected him to play for said payment. there is nothing “well thought out” or “slick” about it. it was childish.

  19. We can attach other theories if we want. But usually in these sort of partnerships to be publicly using a competitors product tends to be a deal breaker all on its own.

  20. If Brown makes it through this whole lawsuit and manages to stay focused. I hope it scares him straight and that he can just show his focus on the field. If that’s the case and he just finds a fit in New England, this could work out well. He has a lot to prove and he has a great opportunity with a better quarterback who respects his teammates. The Josh Gordon recovery story is a better story though. It’s funny that people and media types like Peter King root against Gordon.

  21. cotroutslayer says:
    September 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm
    Can we please stop putting AB news crap under the Raiders tag from here on out? He’s NOT a Raider anymore. Put all this under New England.
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    He is under the Pittsburgh one too. It will be all three until he retires. There may be more teams on that list in the future too.

  22. “Seriously, does anyone really believe that this wasn’t pre-determined?”

    For that to be true Mayock and Gruden would have had to be in on the plan and willing to be made to look like total fools to the entire NFL world as part of the plan. They chose to release him instead of sending him the 5 day letter to either play or sit with no compensation for the year while they retained is rights.

    And by retraining those rights be able to at the very least trade him next offseason for a low round pick if nothing else.

    That alone destroys your conspiracy theory.

  23. Just another example of why some players are broke five years after retiring. Some guys just aren’t capable of making good decisions. They keep throwing their money away, and blame everyone else when they’re broke.

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