Former Raiders receiver Brown loses his Nike shoe contract

Antonio Brown on the sidelines in Florida

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown on the sidelines in Miami Gardens Fla. on Sept. 15 2019

The New England Patriots have cut Antonio Brown. "We don't get into specifics of sports marketing relationships".

The Patriots signed Brown hours after the Raiders let him go earlier this month. But a former college classmate who worked for Brown as a trainer, Britney Taylor, accused Brown in a lawsuit in Florida of rape and sexual assault in three separate incidents in 2017 and 2018.

Amid the allegations, reports in the U.S. state that Nike has dropped Brown from its roster of players.

"Antonio Brown has reviewed the sexual misconduct allegations made by an unnamed artist included in a recently published Sports Illustrated article and denies that he ever engaged in such activities", Heitner wrote.

On Thursday, Nike announced that it was dropping Brown from his endorsement deal with the company.

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The Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday, the team announced.

The team released a statement confirming his release.

"I'm just here to focus on ball", Brown said in an interview that lasted just one minute.

According to Sports Illustrated, which originally broke the story about the woman's accusations, her lawyer sent a letter to the National Football League alleging Brown was part of a group message that included threatening statements to the woman and photographs of her children.

Brown's distinguished run as a Patriot concludes after one game, in which he posted four receptions, 56 yards and one touchdown.

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The NFL reportedly met with Brittney Taylor, Brown's former trainer, on Monday. On her second day of work, she said, Brown appeared in front of her naked, using a hand cloth to cover his genitals.

As for the Raiders, Oakland cut bait with Brown after a string of freakish behavior including a weird injury in a cryotherapy chamber and issues with his helmet.

When asked whether he expects Brown to be in the lineup Sunday for his second contest with the Patriots, Belichick was vague.

The star receiver said he is grateful to be playing under Bill Belichick and alongside Tom Brady, but he avoided questions about his ongoing legal issues.

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