Marc Weinreich
Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Oscar Pistorius has been dropped by a number of sponsors. (Stephane de Sakutin/Getty Images) Oscar Pistorius has been dropped by a number of sponsors. (Stephane de Sakutin/Getty Images)

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.

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