Zion Williamson is being mentioned in reports on the federal investigation into payments made to college athletes– specifically, basketball players. Michael Avenatti, under federal trial for fraud amongst other charges, accused Nike of paying him and former Indiana star Romeo Langford in early 2017.
More evidence was recently released that suggested payments made to the families of Deandre Ayton and Bol Bol. Text messages from the head of Nike’s EYBL grassroots basketball program implicated a Kentucky coach “KP”, presumably assistant Kenny Payne but not confirmed.
There is not, however, evidence publicized to implicate anyone associated with Duke, including Zion. Michael Avenatti’s claims do not have grounds as far as the exhibition of the investigation has shown. Bleed blue.