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Nike Drops Antonio Brown

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New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 19 September 2019 04:46 PM

New England Patriots player Antonio Brown, who has been accused of sexual assault and rape, is "not a Nike athlete," the company has told The Boston Globe.

"Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a company spokesperson told the Globe in a statement Wednesday night, while declining to comment on the decision any further.

The newspaper could not reach Brown's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, for comment.

Nike released a $100 "Nike Tech Trainer Antonio Brown" shoe in February 2019, before the player was traded to the Oakland Raiders, where he played before joining the Patriots. The shoe is no longer available on Nike's website, though Brown's Raiders and Steelers jerseys are still being sold, as is a Brown Big Kid's T-shirt. 

Brown's former personal trainer, Britney Taylor, filed a civil complaint against the player in U.S. District Court in Miami accusing him of sexual assault in two incidents in June 2017 and rape in a May 2018 incident.

The player recently signed a deal with Xenith helmet company to wear the Xenith Shadow helmet this season, but that deal was ended shortly after Taylor filed the suit.

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Nike has told The Boston Globe that New England Patriots player Antonio Brown, who has been accused of sexual assault and rape, is "not a Nike athlete."
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