The only statement the company would release in response to the move is as follows:
“Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete.”
Brown is alleged to have sexually assaulted and raped his former trainer Britney Taylor over multiple instances in 2017 and 2018, The New York Times reported. Taylor filed a federal lawsuit over the incidents and met with the NFL for multiple hours about the allegations on Monday.
The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office and the police department reached out to Taylor’s attorney following the accusations becoming public.
Since then, another accuser has come forward, an artist that did work for Brown on a mural at his home. We have that story at this link.
So far, Brown has not been placed on the commissioner’s exempt list and remains on track to play Week 3 against the Jets.
Brown made his debut for the Patriots on Sunday in Week 2 against the Dolphins. He was targeted eight times and hauled in four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown. He rushed one time for five yards.