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September 20, 2019

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown carries his helmet during an NFL football prac ...
Photo: AP/Steven Senne

Nike has cut ties with Antonio Brown, and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is through answering questions about his embattled receiver.

Belichick cut short his regular media availability Friday, a day after a second woman accused the Patriots receiver of sexual misconduct. The coach said the team is looking into “some things,” then refused to answer several more questions about Brown, saying, “I’m done with the rest of it.” (READ MORE) by Jimmy Golen | The Associated Press

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown no longer has an endorsement deal with Nike, the company said Thursday, more than a week after the NFL player was accused of rape. (READ MORE) by Nathaniel Meyersohn and Alison Kosik

“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” a spokesperson for the brand said but did not answer questions about what prompted his termination.CreditCreditSteven Senne/Associated Press

The sportswear giant Nike confirmed on Thursday that it had ended its sponsorship of Antonio Brown in the wake of a lawsuit accusing the New England Patriots wide receiver of rape.

“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete,” said Sandra Carreon-John, a Nike spokeswoman. She did not respond to questions about what prompted the termination. (READ MORE) by

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