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Zion Williamson granted stay, won’t have to answer questions…for now

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

(Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

The Zion Williamson lawsuit took another turn last night. On Thursday, a Florida appeals court granted Williamson a temporary stay, which will pause the proceedings in his legal battle with his former agent Gina Ford. Earlier this week, a Miami judge ruled that Williamson must answer questions under oath regarding his eligibility at Duke. Ford and her lawyers must respond within ten days.

In case you need a refresher on the lawsuit, Williamson originally signed a deal with Ford’s company, Prime Sports Marketing, but backed out to sign with Creative Artists Agency. To get out of his deal with Prime Sports, he sued Ford, claiming the contract was void because it violated North Carolina’s Uniform Athlete Agents Act since Prime Sports Marketing is not a registered agent there. In response, Ford sued Williamson for breach of contract, claiming that he was not protected by the Uniformed Athlete Agents Act because he received illegal benefits at Duke. Specifically, Ford wants answers from Williamson, his mother, and his stepfather about the house they lived in while he was at Duke, along with other gifts, money, and potentially a car he received during his time as a Blue Devil.

For now, we wait.


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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15 Comments for Zion Williamson granted stay, won’t have to answer questions…for now

  1. Bruce Dickinson
    11:26 am June 5, 2020 Permalink


  2. Dustin Rumbaugh
    11:37 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

    This is what’s wrong with our legal system in a nutshell…money talks way more than truth. Would love to see the justification of having already ruled that its relevant and necessary to be answered but “not just yet…hold on…give him some time to come up with a good lie…” Ridiculous.

    • Fitz
      3:13 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

      Anyone who can afford or a lawyer, or even one with a court appointed attorney can file a Urgent Motion to Stay. Money was not a real factor as you suggest. What wasn’t in the article were the reasons given for requesting the stay and what would be the irreparable harm if not granted. Zion could care less about any blowback on Duke. He’s looking out for his best interest. My bet is this issue gets settled before he has to appear before a judge. It’s about how much he owes the complainant.

  3. Headhurts
    11:43 am June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Zion was paid that’s why he went to Duke because Cal told him he would have to wait a year to get paid at UK, why players can’t wait a year to get millions at 17 yrs old boggles the mind.

  4. RealCatsFan
    12:00 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink


  5. lexattorney
    1:00 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Go ahead and drop the “for now.” He will never answer interrogatories, testify it’s anything else. This was just a stall tactic by his legal team to give them time to work out a settlement.

  6. 4everUKBlue
    1:35 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    K is going to have to send in another bagman.

  7. friendsofcoal
    1:38 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Spot on lexattorney…this deal is in the books and KSR shouldn’t even waste time in writing about it. Like somebody mentioned above…it’s all about the money and it wins every time.

  8. Fitz
    3:15 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    I totally agree Lex. See comment above.

    3:44 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    A stay was likely issued so the two parties can work on an out of court settlement. The final amount will be sealed and all parties will not be allowed to discuss anything regarding the case. This will quietly go away.

    4:37 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    I agree he likely won’t ever have to answer questions under oath, but looking forward to how the NCAA looks us in the eye and doesn’t investigate this any further, when they have the questions they need to ask being handed to them. Do they care how he afforded the housing while he was in school, or any profits his mother’s “consulting” business had while he was there? It’s just crazy how obvious it is that he got paid.

  11. chris43
    7:50 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    He’ll never have to answer a single question pertaining to this. It’ll be a thing of the past in the coming months. NOTHING WILL HAPPEN

  12. Philthy
    8:38 pm June 5, 2020 Permalink

    Nothing to see here. Just keep moving on.

  13. UKgrad80
    9:09 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

    The money finally arrived from Duke I guess!

  14. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:02 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    There’s been a lot of political/social debate here the last couple days, and I have engaged in it. At least the entire BBN can unite in it’s hatred of Duke. Haha.