NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown has been dropped in his endorsement deal with Nike and fired by the New England Patriots amidst sexual accusations.
“We appreciate the hard work of many people over the past 11 days, but we feel that it is best to move in a different direction at this time,” the New England Patriots said in a statement, according to ESPN.
“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” a Nike spokesman told the Boston Globe.
Football helmet manufacturer Xenith have also ended its endorsement deal with Brown.
This comes after Brown’s former classmate and trainer filed a lawsuit on September 10, alleging that the football player sexually assaulted her three times.
On September 16, Sports Illustrated published a story that included new allegations of sexual misconduct from an artist, domestic violence allegations, multiple reports of unpaid debts, and a theft from a charity auction.
The artist’s attorney reached out to the NFL and alleged that Brown had been sending threatening text messages to his client.