Antonio Brown loses his Nike endorsement after being hit with multiple sexual assault and rape allegations.
What We Know:
- Brown has been accused of sexually assaulting and raping Britney Taylor on three separate occasions. Brown has denied all allegations, but companies are cutting ties with the former Patriots wide receiver.
- A Nike spokesperson confirmed the news stating, “Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete.”
- Brown’s $100 Nike Tech Trainer shoes, that were released in February, have been pulled from the company’s website.
- Xenith, a helmet maker, also ended their contract with Brown shortly after the allegations surfaced.
Brown has had a tumultuous few months. On Sept. 7, he was released by the Oakland Raiders after racking up multiple fines for missed practices and detrimental conduct. Two days later, he signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots worth $15 million. Then, on Sept. 20 Brown was released by the Patriots. He is currently an unrestricted free agent.
The NFL is investigating the allegations against Brown. We will continue to follow the investigation.