Court Rules Against Zion Williamson’s Request For A Stay In Lawsuit By Former Agent Regarding Improper Benefits

Court Rules Against Zion Williamson In Duke Improper Benefits Lawsuit

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The NBA season may still be on hold, but New Orleans Pelicans rookie sensation Zion Williamson still managed to take an “L” this week as a judge ruled against his request for a protective order to halt an inquiry for a lawsuit filed by Zion’s former agent Gina Ford of Prime Sports Marketing regarding whether or not he received improper benefits to attend Duke University.

Five days ago, Williamson’s attorney Daniel Wallach made public a protective order he filed against Ford’s requests to admit that he and/or his family received “impermissible benefits” attend Duke and wear and/or use Nike and adidas apparel.

Wallach claimed the requests were “invasive” and “irrelevant.”

On Tuesday, attorney Darren Heitner reported that the court had ruled against Williamson’s request.

“Florida court has just denied Zion Williamson’s motion to stay discovery relating to eligibility,” wrote Heitner in a tweet. “Thus, the state court will require Zion to answer questions from his prior marketing agents that go to whether he or his family accepted any improper benefits.”

Heitner also listed some of the questions Williamson will have to answer if the judge’s ruling stands, following an appeal by Wallach, which he stated on Twitter will be happening.

Heitner went on to answer numerous questions regarding this particular ruling against Williamson and the lawsuit itself.

Barring a settlement, this lawsuit is going to be a very long drawn-out affair, so get your popcorn ready.