Nike says it ended deal with Neymar amid assault allegations

Nike has confirmed it ended its sponsorship agreement with Neymar last year after the Brazilian soccer player refused to collaborate in an investigation into an accusation that he sexually assaulted a female employee from the company. Nike didn’t give a reason last August when it parted ways with the Paris Saint-Germain forward. But now the company says the investigation was “inconclusive” and it decided to terminate the contract because Neymar refused to participate “in a good faith investigation of credible allegations of wrongdoing by an employee.” The soccer superstar has denied the accusation and criticized the company on Instagram while he’s training with Brazil outside Rio de Janeiro, .