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T-Mobile Drops Barkley; Adjust Your Fave 5 Accordingly

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It's one thing to get "suspended" by TNT, but now they're messing with his real livelihood. T-Mobile has cut ties with Charles Barkley.

From Advertising Age:

In a statement, a T-Mobile spokesman noted that the campaign featuring Mr. Barkley has been successful, but "given the recent developments, for the time being, we've replaced TV ads featuring Mr. Barkley with more general-market advertising." The spokesman added: "As he works through his personal matters, we will evaluate where to go from here."

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And Dwyane Wade can now finally get some peace.

The T-Mobile ads were created by the Publicis Groupe.

So now Barkley's going to have to give up drinking and speeding, as well as gambling? Tall order. In my opinion we're just a few months from the debut of the Charles Barkley Grill.

T-Mobile Bounces 'Fave 5' Spots Featuring Charles Barkley [Advertising Age]

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