That is a lot of cash.
It seems pretty obvious that Zion and his family got a lot of stuff, we just don’t know how legal any of it was.
Here is the latest.
Zion Williamson’s stepfather solicited and accepted a $400,000 payment from a marketing agent in October 2018 prior to Williamson’s only season with the Duke Blue Devils, according to a court motion and sworn affidavit filed by his former marketing representative’s attorneys in federal court on Thursday.
Gina Ford’s attorneys say the affidavit and other exhibits show that Williamson was ineligible when he played for the Blue Devils in 2018-19 because his stepfather, Lee Anderson, received impermissible benefits from Slavko Duric, a Canadian marketing agent.
The alleged ‘agreements’ and driver’s license attached to these papers are fraudulent, and neither Mr. Williamson nor his family know these individuals nor had any dealings with them,” Williamson’s attorney, Jeffrey Klein, said in a statement to ESPN. “We had previously alerted Ms. Ford’s lawyers to both this fact and that we had previously reported the documents to law enforcement as forgeries, but they chose to go ahead with another frivolous filing anyway. This is a desperate and irresponsible attempt to smear Mr. Williamson at the very time he has the opportunity to live his dream of playing professional basketball.”
Who do you believe?
Flip the pages for the documents and some of the Twitter reactions.