Nike Drops Antonio Brown

Nike has issued a statement confirming that New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown is no longer signed to the company.

Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown

The fallout from Antonio Brown's sexual assault lawsuit continues today with reports surfacing that Nike is the latest brand to distance itself from the controversial athlete. 

Talk emerged Wednesday night that the company made a statement that Brown was no longer a Nike athlete, although specifics were unavailable. When reached for comment, a spokesperson confirmed with Complex that "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," again providing no further details, citing the brand's policy of not discussing "sports marketing relationships."

In his June 2018 episode of Sneaker Shopping, Brown made claims of getting  "a huge Nike deal," and the brand later released a Tech Trainer "Antonio Brown" model with personalized graphics in February 2019. 

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Brown has been accused of sexual assault against his former trainer, Britney Taylor, and has since been accused of sexual misconduct by a second woman.

As of publishing, Nike is still selling various Brown jerseys. The Tech Trainer sneakers are no longer available for purchase from but can be found on resale platforms such as GOAT and StockX.