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NFL, NBA Stars Drop Ye’s Donda Sports Agency as Backlash Grows

  • Pros join chorus of prominent voices condemning antisemitism
  • Adidas cuts ties with Ye, absorbing €250 million profit hit


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The only two professional athletes signed to Ye’s Donda Sports will end their association with the agency, joining a growing list of major brands -- most recently sportswear giant Adidas AG -- in cutting ties with the rapper over recent antisemitic remarks.

Aaron Donald, a defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, along with Jaylen Brown, who plays for the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association, both announced Tuesday they would be leaving the management firm owned by Ye, formerly known as Kanye West.