Boy, everyone is really trying to distance themselves from Aaron Hernandez, huh? The bosses at Muscle Milk called off their deal with Hernandez late last week; the Patriots ended things with Hernandez early Wednesday morning; and, earlier today, Puma, the German manufacturer of footwear and all kinds of other athletic goodies, terminated its agreement with Hernandez.
A Puma spokesperson told MassLive,
[Adi and Rudolf Dassler] both became members of the Nazi party and signed their letters with 'Heil Hitler', but they began to argue over politics.
Rudolf joined the Gestapo, whereas Adi was happy to do business with Jewish firms and would later shelter a Jewish refugee. [...]
They later split up. Adi called his business Adidas—a combination of Adi and Dassler—while Rudolf tried Ruda before plumping for the sleeker Puma.
There you go. That little Nazi grew up to found Puma, which would one day employ Aaron Hernandez. And now you know ... the rest of the story.