Nike suspends contract with Pistorius

LONDON Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:51am EST

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LONDON Feb 21 (Reuters) - American sportwear company Nike has suspended its endorsement contract with South African Oscar Pistorius after he was charged with murdering his girlfriend.

"We believe Oscar Pistorius should be afforded due process and we will continue to monitor the situation closely," the company said in a statement on Thursday, confirming the suspension of the agreement.

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