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Oscar Pistorius: Nike ad, ‘I am the bullet in the chamber,’ taken down

Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius in late January. (Waldo Swiegers / AFP-Getty Images)

A Nike ad featuring Oscar Pistorius and the catchline “I am bullet in the chamber” has been removed from Pistorius’s Web site in the wake of the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius, who has been charged in connection with her death, is shown leaping from the starting blocks in the ad. The double-amputee Paralympic star, known as “Bladerunner,” is scheduled to appear in court Friday in South Africa.


H/T Deadspin

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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