Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is no longer a Nike man.
A Nike official told ESPN on Friday that Winston’s deal expired and the company elected not to renew the former No. 1 overall draft pick.
Nike ends association with Jameis Winston https://t.co/21aKSOBnxo
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 4, 2018
Sources say Winston’s contract expired before the NFL announced he would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. The violation relates to a 2016 incident in which Winston was accused of groping a female Uber driver.
Winston apologized in a statement following the suspension, after denying seven months before that the incident took place.
Jameis Winston's Uber Accuser Kate Makes a Statement https://t.co/0jr35wmL4B
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) June 30, 2018
Jameis better have one hell of a year when he gets off suspension, because all signs point to a speedy demise for the former # 1 draft pick.