Nike has cut ties with Antonio Brown amid sexual misconduct accusations against the New England Patriots wide receiver, a report said Thursday.
“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” the Boston Globe quoted a Nike spokesperson as saying Wednesday night.
The spokesperson declined to elaborate on the reason for the decision to drop Brown, the Globe reported.
The reported move comes as Brown faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Days after the Patriots acquired the star wide reciever on Sept. 7, Britney Taylor accused Brown of sexually assaulting her on three occasions, including rape, in a lawsuit filed in South Florida. Taylor is Brown's former trainer.
The 31-year-old athlete has denied the allegations and a lawyer for Brown said any sexual encounters between the two were consensual.
A second woman has alleged that Brown exposed himself to her while she was working on a mural for him at his Pittsburgh home. Brown denied the allegations through his lawyer.
Nike is the second known partner to part ways with Brown in recent weeks, NBC Sports Boston reported.
Helmet manufacturer Xenith parted with Brown after he had agreed to wear the Xenith Shadow to end his helmet controversy with the Oakland Raiders. Brown was soon after released by Oakland and aquired by New England.
The star wide receiver made a big splash in his Patriots debut Sunday, catching a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady late in the first half at Miami. Brown celebrated by leaping into the first row of the stands.