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Attorneys for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson filed additional amendments to a lawsuit that is attempting to enforce the termination of a signed agreement with a Florida marketing company. The amendments, filed in U.S. District Court in North Carolina by Williamson’s New York-based lawyer, Jeffrey Klein, on Wednesday, include further details of alleged violations of North Carolina state sports-agent laws by the Florida company, Prime Sports Marketing, and its president, Gina Ford. Prime Sports filed a suit in Florida court in June, shortly after Williamson’s filing, that seeks $100 million in damages from Williamson and his current representation, Creative Arts Agency, for “breach of contract.”
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The amended complaint on Williamson’s behalf toward Prime Sports include an allegation that Ford and Prime Sports began recruiting Williamson as early as January 2019, when he was still engaged with his freshman basketball season at Duke. Prime Sports and Ford were not certified by the National Basketball Players Association or registered in the state of North Carolina, which is at the crux of Williamson’s case to enforce termination of his agreement with Prime Sports.
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The man who killed the aunt of retired NBA player Matt Barnes was resentenced to 56 years to life in prison last week following his re-trial in the death of his wife, Tanganyika Williams, according to court records. Michael Lee Williams, 58, had initially been convicted in December 2015, but that verdict was overturned last year, when the California Court of Appeal ordered a new trial because of the improper introduction of a previous conviction during the original proceeding.