Back in March, attorney Michael Avenatti claimed he had uncovered a major College Basketball scandal involving Nike making payments to players. One of those players was to Duke’s Zion Williamson.
Avenatti was later arrested and charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to extort Nike. His lawyers are seeking to have the charges dismissed on grounds of vindictive and selective prosecution.
On Wednesday, Avenatti’s lawyers filed a motion in U.S. District Court. According to the motion he claims that he has evidence that Nike executives approved payments to Zion Williamson and Romeo Langford.
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