When trying to file a subpoena to the NCAA this week, attorneys representing Gina Ford – the marketing director suing Zion Williamson for $100 million – mistakenly sent the legal documents to a dentist in South Bend.
According to a report by Dana O’Neil of The Athletic, the attorneys filed the subpoena on Wednesday to “Produce Documents, Information, or Objections or to Permit Inspection of Premises in a Civil Action on the following,” sending the documents to the following location:
1. NCAA, LLC
R/A Douglas J. Kosek
413 W. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN. 46601
While the business is technically named “NCAA, LLC” and a quick internet search of local businesses in Indiana reveals that South Bend address, Dr. Doug Kosek specializes in dentistry and orthodontics and has no connection to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
To make matters worse, the NCAA that Ford’s attorneys were searching for is located in Indianapolis, a solid 150 miles away from South Bend.
Ford originally filed the $100 million lawsuit last June for breach of contract and has since argued the 6-foot-7 forward took impermissible benefits before and during his time at Duke, thus making him ineligible.
This past week, a state appeals court in Florida on granted Williamson a full stay of the civil lawsuit, meaning the New Orleans Pelicans rookie will not have to answer discovery requests about potentially receiving improper benefits, at least not yet.
As Ford’s camp continues to build a case against Williamson for breach of contract and shed light on potential rules violations during his time at Duke, it may be in their best interest to find the right mailing address for the NCAA first.