There’s new evidence in Zion Williamson’s legal battle that may be the most eye-opening to date.
In the federal case between the New Orleans Pelicans star and his former marketing agent, Gina Ford, the latter is bringing new evidence to the table. Defendants filed a 38-page affidavit that alleges Zion and his stepfather accepted $400,000 in exchange for exclusive marketing rights with a Canadian company called Maximum Management Group. Filed in the affidavit is the contract with Zion’s signature from Oct. 2018, a month before his Duke basketball career began.
The evidence appears to be damning, but it may be too late. Daniel Wallach, the legal analyst that’s been on the frontlines throughout the entire case, puts it plainly — Gina Ford’s chance to submit direct evidence in this case has likely already passed.
Titillating, but here’s the reality:
– It may be too late. Gina Ford had her opportunity to come forward with direct evidence, and only submitted internet research.
– And likely irrelevant, in any event. Student-athlete status is also vested simply by “engaging in” the games. https://t.co/RjsBfG02VC
— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) July 9, 2020
Even though the procedural manner of this case may prohibit Zion from ever answering questions about the contract in court, it’s not stopping reporters from pressing Zion and Coach K on the matter.