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Zion Williamson granted full stay, avoids questions about improper benefits

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

Zion Williamson is off the hook – for now.

According to The Athletic’s Daniel Wallach, a state appeals court in Florida granted Williamson a full stay of his civil lawsuit brought on by Gina Ford and Prime Sports Marketing, who is suing the New Orleans Pelicans rookie for $100 million for an alleged breach of contract.

A temporary stay was granted to Williamson in early June and on Wednesday, the full stay was granted, meaning the basketball phenom will not have to answer questions about whether or not he received improper benefits to attend Duke University. Before the stays were instituted, a Miami judge ruled that Williamson had to answer questions under oath regarding his eligibility at Duke. Ford and her team wanted to ask Williamson whether or not his mother or stepfather received benefits before attending Duke. So, for now, this is a win for Williamson’s team (and Duke).

Wallach reports that the lawsuit will now head to North Carolina, where Williamson initially tried to sue his way out a contract with Prime Sports Marketing. Williamson’s attorneys successfully argued that since a similar case involving the same parties was already filed in North Carolina, that it took precedence.

It doesn’t sound like there will be an update on this case in the near future. Wallach reports that it will be until at least August before any depositions can occur.

It almost felt too good to be true…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

21 Comments for Zion Williamson granted full stay, avoids questions about improper benefits



  1. dhard
    9:06 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Well call me shocked. The weasel and his bags full of cash taking care of his legacy.



    • 2andToodleLoo
      7:27 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      A sports media will not dig into this on their own. They’ll just let it drop. Where are all the investigative journalists getting to the bottom of this story. MIA.



    • Bluehender
      10:02 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Great point ToodleLoo..



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:41 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly. Thamel and Forde won’t be knocking on doors in Durham.



  2. lexattorney
    9:16 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    The settlement will be complete by July 1. We will never hear from this again.



  3. nocode96
    9:29 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    This should be no surprise to anyone with eyeballs and a brain.



  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:48 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Judge got paid.



    • peaches76
      10:21 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Rumor has it Corey Maggette was in town and walked into Judge’s office with a bag full of really nice jewelry he wanted to rid himself of at a really steep discount….but I can’t get a solid confirmation



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:37 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      Sorry to correct you peaches, but it was Lance Thomas with the discount jewelry, Corey Maggette did however show up with a bag of cash he had left over from the payments he admitted to taking. And then there’s Marvin “Bag”ley’s father who also had left over payments.



    • UKgrad80
      10:50 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

      What a crooked country we live in!



  5. Headhurts
    10:26 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Even if Zion never speaks sometimes silence speaks louder than words and let it be known from this point on Duke and Coach K are filthy cheaters.



  6. 4everUKBlue
    10:32 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    I expect mashbum to roll in here and start with his lies and baseless accusations any minute, if he can get K’s junk out of his mouth long enough.



  7. Bruce Dickinson
    10:45 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    It kind of speaks volumes that they are going to all this trouble just so Zion doesn’t have to answer some basic questions.



  8. yoshukai
    11:37 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Read that judge that made the ruling is somehow associated with Duke . Maybe not a graduate but was connected to the university .



  9. Lip Man 1
    11:51 pm June 18, 2020 Permalink

    Guess we shouldn’t have expected anything differently, Duke gets off again. However, these “incidents” are starting to multiply and anyone with half a brain after Maggette, Thomas, Bagley and now Zion has got to know something is going on at Duke.

    Sooner or later probably after K is gone, they’ll get nailed.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:43 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

      I won’t hold my breath.



  10. CJKAssassin123
    6:17 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Sounds like Zion may actually turn Ford’s Lawsuit back on her and may end up getting money out of Ford. I’m not surprised in the least. Karma will get Zion, Coach K,and Duke in the end.



  11. UKFanSC
    7:07 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    You can run, but you can’t hide



  12. KentuckyBoy
    8:44 am June 19, 2020 Permalink

    Coach K cheated to build one of the highest ranked college super teams ever, and didn’t win it all. He’s garbage.



  13. BobbyBlue
    12:29 pm June 19, 2020 Permalink

    I just can’t understand why or how Shitshevski became so bullet proof, that the media refuses to investigate his program and write about what goes on with the “Dukies” ?
    Second coming of bullet proof John Wooden, O suppose.