The downward spiral for Oscar Pistorius continues.
Approximately six months after becoming the first amputee to compete in a track event at the Olympics, Pistorius is now facing a murder charge for allegedly fatally shooting his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.
In the wake of the charges, The Guardian is reporting that Pistorius has now been dropped by a number of sponsors including Oakley, and Nike said the brand has “no further plans” to feature Pistorius in any of its campaigns. Nike had previously used Pistorius in a number of ad campaigns, including one in which he was featured with the catchline, “I am the bullet in the chamber.” The endorsements were believed to have brought in $2 million for the former Olympic star.
According to the report, his agent, Peet van Zyl, told the media on Sunday that sponsors remain committed to Pistorius despite the charges.