ESPN: Zion Williamson's stepfather took $400K payment, court filing alleges

60's Guy

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Zion doesn’t need an attorney, because he hasn’t broken any laws.

It most certainly is not illegal to accept money to play basketball.

The NCAA not liking something, has nothing to do with the law.
Zion needs an attorney because he is being sued by the first agent he signed with. He then eloped with a different agent. So far it has nothing to do with the NCAA or Duke that I'm aware of.
 

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Zion needs an attorney because he is being sued by the first agent he signed with. He then eloped with a different agent. So far it has nothing to do with the NCAA or Duke that I'm aware of.
Fair enough, my bad. That is indeed the point of the thread.

I was responding more about where the conversation had drifted to.
 

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I guess you got me there!

Would need someone who isn’t a layperson, as myself, to understand if laws covering fraud could be extended to such a case.

Though, wouldn’t it need to cause some kind of financial harm? Who got harmed? Duke doesn’t seem to have suffered any financial harm, from having Zion play?

Say they did end up suffering vacated wins. Can it be argued that will actually cause financial harm? And if so, who truly is at fault?

Very hard questions to answer I’m sure.
Better call Saul!
 

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Did anyone happen to notice the lavish country retreat that Tua was living in with his extended family the night of the NFL draft?

Allegedly they were all living there near Tuscaloosa, AL long before he declared for the draft, so something other than post CFB career agent advances, or promotional contracts were paying for that.

College sports have been dirty for so long, which is why I find all the outrage over the Clem Haskins era offenses to be so overblown.
 

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Did anyone happen to notice the lavish country retreat that Tua was living in with his extended family the night of the NFL draft?

Allegedly they were all living there near Tuscaloosa, AL long before he declared for the draft, so something other than post CFB career agent advances, or promotional contracts were paying for that.

College sports have been dirty for so long, which is why I find all the outrage over the Clem Haskins era offenses to be so overblown.
Not all of college sports is dirty. I would not even watch or support it if that was the case. You have no clue of what Tua's family situation is, what rent cost. You need facts. We have facts on Clem. Read the reports.
 
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