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New evidence suggests Zion Williamson received cars and housing from Duke

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A new filing Wednesday alleges Zion and his family received luxury cars and an expensive house. And Coach K allegedly went on-record and said that providing a player’s family member is “just a business decision.” 

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Wednesday, a new court filing surfaced with Gina Ford, Zion Williamson’s former agent, claiming that Zion also received cars and housing from Duke, and was “permanently ineligible” to be a student-athlete while attending Duke.

Ford also claimed that testimony from Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski is warranted after Kryzyewski went on-record and said that providing a player’s family member is “just a business decision.”

Ford also cites text messages between Nike reps and officials discussing potential payments for Zion back in 2017. Duke is a Nike school.

Ford also cites evidence of a wiretapped conversation between Merl Code and Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend just a year before Zion would play college ball, regarding that “monies were offered to Zion to attend Kansas University.” Kansas is an Adidas school.

Ford and her attorney also pointed toward the very much improved living situation that Zion and his family experienced. Before attending Duke, Zion and his family lived in a rental property in South Carolina, valued at roughly $153,000, renting for about $895 per month. While attending Duke, Zion and his family lived in a property valued at roughly $950,000 and rent was $4,995.00 per month.

Ford also points to three luxury vehicles owned by Zion’s step-father and mother as means to justify discovery to “determine if these vehicles would have impacted his eligibility to be/remain a student-athlete.”

This comes just days after Zion was granted a stay that said he would not have to testify in his own defense, but is now met with whether he and/or his parents received benefits to play at Duke.