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Nike drops NFL's Antonio Brown after sexual assault allegations

Nike dropped NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown as one of its endorsed athletes, according to the Boston Globe.

Nike told the Globe that "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete" but would not elaborate on why it decided to drop him.

Brown's former trainer this month accused the New England Patriots player of three separate instances of sexual assault that allegedly occurred in 2017 and 2018. Brown has denied the allegations. 

Brown, 31, was traded to the Patriots on Sept. 7 after a short-lived tenure with the Oakland Raiders marked by controversy and drama. 

Nike began selling a $100 "Nike Tech Trainer Antonio Brown" shoe in February, just before Brown was traded from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Raiders, according to ESPN. The shoe was gold trimmed and featured Brown's No. 84 and his signature phrase, "Business is Boomin."

The shoe has been removed from Nike's website, although Steelers and Raiders Brown jerseys can still be purchased, according to ESPN.

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