PointsBet sportsbook has ended its relationship with former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees just weeks after a fake-lightning strike stunt.
The operator flew Brees to Venezuela to film a controversial ad for its unique “lighting bets,” which resulted in a viral clip of what appeared to be Brees getting struck by lightning. After a period of silence, he revealed that he was fine, and it was all a ploy.
The two parties were led to part ways following Brees’ appointment as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, Purdue University. Brees has said this is only a temporary position.