Antonio Brown dropped by Nike amid sexual assault allegations

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What You Need to Know: Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown has lost his deal with Nike in the wake of multiple sexual assault allegations.

TMZ reported that a rep for the company confirmed the news.

"Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," Nike spokesman Josh Benedek told USA TODAY Sports Thursday.

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Brown currently being sued by Britney Taylor, a former trainer who said Brown sexually assaulted her. She filed the civil suit in the Southern District of Florida

Sports Illustrated reported Taylor said in a federal lawsuit that Brown sexually assaulted her twice during training sessions in June 2017. In the first incident, he exposed himself and kissed her without her consent, according to the suit. In the second incident later that month, he pleasured himself near her without her knowledge, according to the suit. The suit also alleges Brown raped her in 2018.

The Associated Press reported another woman has also come forward, saying Brown exposed himself to her while she was working on a project at his home in Pittsburgh.

Brown has denied the allegations. He has not commented on being dropped by Nike. He worked with the company on the Nike Tech Trainer Antonio Brown, which was released in February and sold for $100, according to TMZ. The tabloid site reported the shoes have been removed from the Nike website.

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