Nike drops Antonio Brown after assault allegations

By Vincent Frank
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown might be safe when it comes to being prosecuted after multiple allegations of sexual assault.

However, the six-time Pro Bowler is seeing his reputation take a hit big time. That now includes Nike ending its relationship with Mr. Brown.

“Nike has cut ties with Antonio Brown following claims he raped his personal trainer, with a rep for the company confirming to TMZ Sports that the NE Patriots superstar is ‘not a Nike athlete,’ the report read.

This is the latest blow for Brown, who is still being investigated by the NFL stemming from allegations made by his former trainer that the superstar committed sexual assault on three different occasions.

Brown signed with the Patriots mere days before these allegations became public record. Despite this, he made his debut with the team last week.

At least for the short term, Brown is going to remain active as the NFL’s investigation continues. The league met with his accuser, Britney Taylor, earlier in the week.

Meanwhile, Brown will not be charged with criminal wrongdoing in at least two of the alleged incidents because of Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations standards.