After being arrested Monday, celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti took to the Twitter scene on Tuesday morning to once again implicate NIKE in criminal activity.
This time, it involves the Oregon Ducks. Avenatti says that freshman phenom Bol Bol and his handlers received “large sums” from the apparel company to attend the University of Oregon.
Bol Bol and his handlers also received large sums from Nike. The receipts are clear as day. A lot of people at Nike will have to account for their criminal conduct, starting with Carlton DeBose & moving higher up. The diversion charade they orchestrated against me will be exposed
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 26, 2019
Avenatti was arrested Monday on charges of trying to extort up to $25 Million from NIKE by threatening to publicize claims that company employees authorized payments to the families of top high school basketball players. He was released from Manhattan federal court after a hearing and a $300,000 personal recognizance bond.
The 48-year-old Avenatti was arrested in Manhattan at the law offices of Boies Schiller Flexner at 12:30pm ET by the FBI. Just 15 minutes earlier, Avenatti tweeted that he would be disclosing a big high school and college basketball scandal “perpetrated by” Nike that he supposedly uncovered.
As expected, extortion charges do not stop @MichaelAvenatti from spilling the specifics of what he believes he has. Remember, no one, including Nike, has said that what he has isn’t true. Just that he attempted to blackmail them. pic.twitter.com/Ua21ir9qX7
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) March 26, 2019