This must be the week of extortion in sports.
No need to mention that Mark Jackson has been married for 22 year, not like it matters or anything.
The shakedown scheme, which was foiled by the FBI with Jackson’s cooperation, resulted this week in the arrest of Alexis Adams, the former dancer, and her alleged coconspirator, ex-convict Marcus Shaw.
Adams, 28, and Shaw, 40, have been named in felony criminal complaints filed under seal in U.S. District Court in Oakland, California. The duo, whose relationship is unclear, is accused of trying to extort a six-figure payment from Jackson in return for them not disseminating/selling the explicit photos to the “vultures of the media.”
Jackson, who has been married for 22-years, met Adams while he was working as an announcer for the New Jersey Nets and she was dancing at a gentleman’s club in New York. Jackson was first approached by Shaw in April in Memphis.
The man–who Jackson later identified as Shaw–showed the NBA coach a “folder containing some of the compromising photos” and a CD that he said contained “recordings of voice mail messages” that Jackson “left for Adams during their affair.”
When Jackson asked what he sought for the photos and recordings, Shaw replied, “I want to be made whole.” Shaw, who claimed to have found the compromising material in a storage locker he had purchased for $3500, said he wanted money to fix his teeth and get his car out of an impound lot.
The crazy thing is Jackson actually paid $5000 before he got he police involved. Like most criminals they got greedy and asked for $200k from Jackson and that is when he called the cops.
Obviously Jackson didn’t read the Cheating Commandments.
Did I mention that Mark Jackson is Pastor………….
SMARTEN UP NAS
Jackson apologized to his family, friends, the Warriors and church, quoting Bible: “What goes on in the dark will come out in the light.”
Sounds more like a stripper quote, but I digress.