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February 14, 2020

Michael Avenatti found guilty of trying to extort Nike

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm February 14, 2020 2/14/20

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It probably won’t come as a surprise, but this afternoon, a federal jury convicted Michael Avenatti of trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike by threatening to reveal how the company moved money through the grassroots EYBL basketball league. He was found guilty on all three counts and the charges carry a combined…

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January 7, 2020

Michael Avenatti moves to file recordings of Nike phone conversations in federal court

Nick Roush 11:30am January 7, 2020 1/7/20

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Michael Avenatti’s extortion trial could unveil more salacious information in the ongoing investigation into how college basketball has been influenced by shoe companies. Scheduled to stand trial Jan. 21 in the Southern District of New York, Avenatti is charged with attempted extortion of Nike for allegedly threatening to reveal how the company moved money through…

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September 8, 2019

John Calipari responds to Michael Avenatti’s Nike allegations

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 1:21pm September 8, 2019 9/8/19

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In August, Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne’s name was mentioned in documents controversial attorney Michael Avenatti submitted to federal court to support his claims Nike paid players to attend schools it sponsors. According to the exhibits, Payne had a conversation with Nike EYBL director Carlton DeBose, who told the Kentucky assistant which EYBL coaches he…

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August 20, 2019

Avenatti claims Nike started courting Emoni Bates in middle school

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am August 20, 2019 8/20/19

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Michael Avenatti’s War on Nike was back in the news yesterday as new texts suggest the shoe company started courting Emoni Bates when he was only 13 years old. Last week, Yahoo Sports released a series of texts between Nike EYBL executives from February 2017 discussing deals for three players: Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford, and…

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August 17, 2019

Everything you need to know about Michael Avenatti’s Nike allegations

Jack Pilgrim 11:00pm August 17, 2019 8/17/19

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The dirt surrounding college basketball recruiting and popular shoe and apparel companies continues to pile up. On Friday evening, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel, and Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports released yet another bombshell report, filled with the various exhibitions submitted to federal court by controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti. His goal? To support his claims from earlier…

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April 6, 2019

Michael Avenatti claims Nike paid Zion Williamson’s mom, Duke is investigating

Nick Roush 5:00pm April 6, 2019 4/6/19

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Over the last two weeks, attorney Michael Avenatti has stirred the college basketball pot on Twitter. After only teasing us, now he has something that could be pretty significant. The attorney who is being investigated for extorting Nike now claims the shoe company paid Zion Williamson’s mother, Sharonda Sampson, for “consulting services.” In theory, those…

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March 25, 2019

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer claims to have uncovered a Nike college basketball scandal (UPDATE: Avenatti immediately arrested for trying to extort Nike)

Drew Franklin 12:50pm March 25, 2019 3/25/19

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Michael Avenatti claims to have uncovered a major college basketball scandal involving Nike and some of the biggest names in the sport. Avenatti, who you may recognize as porn star Stormy Daniels’ former attorney, tweeted that he will hold a press conference Tuesday morning to disclose his findings. “This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels…

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