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Nike Has No Plans To Use Oscar Pistorius In Future Advertising

Nike today said that it has "no plans to use" South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius "in future ad campaigns" after he was charged with murder. Nike spokesperson KeJuan Wilkins "confirmed the shoe company's plans" but "declined to say whether Nike had previously had any plans for Pistorius, or whether it will pull current advertising that includes him." Pistorius' agent, Peet Van Zyl, today said, "At this point in time, all sponsors are still on board, and they have given us their commitment towards Oscar" (AP, 2/18).