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Duke is "looking into" claims by lawyer Michael Avenatti that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for "bogus consulting services" to an entity called Sharonda Sampson Consulting. Williamson is the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.Duke is "looking into" claims by lawyer Michael Avenatti that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for "bogus consulting services" to an entity called Sharonda Sampson Consulting. Williamson is the projected No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft.

Duke Is 'Looking Into' Michael Avenatti's Claims That Nike Paid Zion Williamson's Mother

Trending News & Rumors for Football, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer & MoreDuke University is "looking into" lawyer Michael Avenatti's claim that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother to ensure her son chose to play college basketball for the Blue Devils.“We are aware of the allegation, and, as we would with any compliance matter, are looking into it," Duke athletic director Kevin White said in a statement to The Chronicle's Ben Leonard. On Friday, Avenatti inferred in a tweet that Nike paid Williamson's mother Sharonda Sampson for "bogus consulting services" during the forward's junior year of high school in 2016-17. Avenatti, best known for representing former porn star Stormy Daniels in a failed defamation suit against President Donald Trump, has also alleged Nike paid multiple prep basketball stars such as Deandre Ayton and Bol Bol.Avenatti's allegations came after federal prosecutors indicted the lawyer for trying to extort Nike and defraud a bank. When asked last week about Avenatti's claims involving the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "there's nothing here."Duke's athletic department has a contract with Nike that's reportedly worth over $4 million per year. The details of the apparel giant's relationship with Krzyzewski, and if the company pays him directly, aren't publicly known.Williamson is expected to declare for June's NBA draft soon.

Nike says it won't respond to "allegations of an individual facing federal charges of fraud and extortion and aid in his disgraceful attempts to distract from the athletes on the court at the height of the tournament."Nike says it won't respond to "allegations of an individual facing federal charges of fraud and extortion and aid in his disgraceful attempts to distract from the athletes on the court at the height of the tournament."

Duke is "looking into" attorney Michael Avenatti's allegation that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for consulting services while her son was a top high school recruit, according to athletic director Kevin White.Duke is "looking into" attorney Michael Avenatti's allegation that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for consulting services while her son was a top high school recruit, according to athletic director Kevin White.

Duke 'looking into' claim Nike paid Zion's mother

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“.@DukeMBB - About this denial by Coach K the other day relating to payments by Nike...Can you please ask Zion Williamson’s mother - Sharonda Sampson - whether she was paid by @nike for bogus “consulting services” in 2016/17 as part of a Nike bribe to get Zion to go to Duke? Thx.”

Michael Avenatti on Twitter: ".@DukeMBB - About this denial by Coach K the other day relating to payments by Nike...Can you please ask Zion Williamson’s mother - Sharonda Sampson - whether she was paid by @nike for bogus “consulting services” in 2016/17 as part of a Nike bribe to get Zion to go to Duke? Thx."

“I almost forgot - long day - @DukeMBB can you also have your close friends at @Nike check their Nike Vendor Portal for payments to “Sharonda Sampson Consulting”. Just search 2016 to the present. Appreciate it.”

Michael Avenatti on Twitter: "I almost forgot - long day - @DukeMBB can you also have your close friends at @Nike check their Nike Vendor Portal for payments to “Sharonda Sampson Consulting”. Just search 2016 to the present. Appreciate it."

“BREAKING: Duke freshman Zion Williamson wins Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year in landslide. @ZionW32 beat 4 other players who got votes, including @DukeMBB teammate RJ Barrett and other All-Americans. @aaronbeardap: https://t.co/v2gtWM4cOp https://t.co/NZhAXMCMpd”

AP Top 25 on Twitter: "BREAKING: Duke freshman Zion Williamson wins Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year in landslide. @ZionW32 beat 4 other players who got votes, including @DukeMBB teammate RJ Barrett and other All-Americans. @aaronbeardap: https://t.co/v2gtWM4cOp… https://t.co/7TmVVG3yS9"

“"We recruited Zion. I probably missed him a little bit. I knew he was going to be good, I didn't know he was going to be THIS good." -@UKCoachCalipari on Zion Williamson https://t.co/3JsiuZFeob”

Dan Patrick Show on Twitter: ""We recruited Zion. I probably missed him a little bit. I knew he was going to be good, I didn't know he was going to be THIS good." -@UKCoachCalipari on Zion Williamson… https://t.co/RqkFCHUVcr"

Michael Avenatti is known as the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Trump.Michael Avenatti is known as the attorney representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in legal battles against President Trump.

Avenatti tweets about Zion Williamson's mom and possible Nike payments

While Zion Williamson is serving his sentence as an unpaid student-athlete, helping Duke and the NCAA make millions (he has 3 million followers on Instagram), an injury could ruin his prospects as a professional.While Zion Williamson is serving his sentence as an unpaid student-athlete, helping Duke and the NCAA make millions (he has 3 million followers on Instagram), an injury could ruin his prospects as a professional.

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Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season.Just about everything Zion Williamson did at Duke created a highlight or headline in a spectacle of a season.

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The accusation was part of a pair of tweets posted by Avenatti late Friday, which named Williamson's mother, that culminated Saturday with a link to documents he posted on Saturday.The accusation was part of a pair of tweets posted by Avenatti late Friday, which named Williamson's mother, that culminated Saturday with a link to documents he posted on Saturday.

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Williamson earns 59 of 64 AP Player of the Year votes. In a surprise to literally no one, Duke Blue Devils star freshman Zion Williamson has been named the A...Williamson earns 59 of 64 AP Player of the Year votes. In a surprise to literally no one, Duke Blue Devils star freshman Zion Williamson has been named the AP Player of the Year - and it wasn't even close. The sure-fire #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft secured 59 of 64 total votes, after averag...

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Duke is "looking into" attorney Michael Avenatti's allegation that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for consulting services while her son was a top high school recruit, according to athletic director Kevin White.Duke is "looking into" attorney Michael Avenatti's allegation that Nike paid Zion Williamson's mother for consulting services while her son was a top high school recruit, according to athletic director Kevin White.

duke investigation zion williamson nike payment bribe college recruitmentDuke launching probe into allegations Nike gave money to Zion Williamson's mom

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Duke athletics director Kevin White said the school will look into lawyer Michael Avenatti’s claim that Nike paid Zion Williamson’s mother so he would attend a Nike school.Duke athletics director Kevin White said the school will look into lawyer Michael Avenatti’s claim that Nike paid Zion Williamson’s mother so he would attend a Nike school.

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