Lawsuit Asks Zion Williamson To Admit Parents Received Money, Gifts From Duke And Others
In a lawsuit brought by former Zion marketer Williamson, lawyers ask the former Duke star to admit that his mother and stepfather asked for and received gifts, money and money. other ineligible benefits.
The case was filed in Miami-Dade County Court last week and asks Williamson to admit that several statements are true about his mother Sharonda Sampson and stepfather Lee Anderson, including that they were compensated by Duke and Nike for Williamson to attend school.
One of the admissions requests asks Williamson to admit that he “knew that Sharonda Sampson requested and received gifts and economic benefits from people acting on behalf of Duke University (directly and / or indirectly) to entice you to attend Duke University to play basketball “.
Williamson played for the Blue Devils in his only college season, before jumping to the NBA.
The lawsuit is filed by Gina Ford, Williamson’s former marketing agent.
Williamson sued Ford and Prime Sports in June to try to terminate his contract with the company. This is part of Ford’s counter-lawsuit against Williamson and his new agency, CAA. She claims at least $ 100 million in damages.
Applications for admission are not automatically considered true. They are used in civil cases, where one party can ask the other to admit or deny an affidavit. But among the things that might raise the NCAA’s eyebrows, there’s the allegation that the Ford company met Williamson in January 2019, while he was still a student-athlete.
Williamson was the first pick in the NBA Draft in June, by the New Orleans Pelicans.