Nike suspends contract with Oscar Pistorius

  • Sportswear giant Nike has suspended its contract with South African Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend.

    "We believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process and we will continue to monitor the situation closely," a Nike spokesman said on Thursday.

    It also recently pulled ads that featured the athlete and the line, "I am the bullet in the chamber".

    Pistorius has denied the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    He is in court in Pretoria for a bail hearing this week pending his trial.

    Nike was also recently forced to end ties with Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after admitting to doping.

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