Nike Cuts Ties With Antonio Brown And Wipes His Sneakers From Its Website Amidst Sexual Assault Lawsuit

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The walls are caving in on Antonio Brown after innocuous annoyances like HelmetGate and Holy Shit What Happened To Your Feet-Gate has morphed into serious criminal complaints.

In the wake of Britney Taylor filing a lawsuit alleging Brown committed three separate incidents of sexual assault and rape, Nike has dropped the Patriots receiver, The Boston Globe reported Thursday morning.

“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” a spokesperson from the company confirmed.

The spokesperson remained tight-lipped about the details of the split, but there are no Antonio Brown sneakers available on Nike’s website, including his signature shoe, the “Nike Tech Trainer Antonio Brown.”

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The $100 gold-trimmed shoe featured the now-ironic phrase, “Business is Boomin” down the front of the shoe.

As the New York Post points out, Brown has often touted his love for Nike sneakers and his rich deal with the company, highlighted in a 2018 YouTube video titled “Antonio Brown Goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex.”

In the video, Brown brags about “getting a huge Nike deal” and drops $1,055 on five pairs on Nikes.

At the time of this writing, Nike has yet to take down Raiders and Steelers jerseys featuring Brown’s name.

 

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