The offseason of New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is set for a rough start. It looks like the 20-year-old is heading to court again after he was named in a lawsuit against sportswear giant Adidas.
According to a report posted by ESPN, the lawsuit alleges that Adidas illegally compensated Williamson while he was still in high school:
According to the documents, an employee of the apparel maker allegedly funneled money through his company to Williamson’s family while the New Orleans Pelicans star and former Duke All-American was in high school.
The lawsuit was filed by Brian Bowen II who himself was entangled in the federal investigation into the illegal compensation of athletes in college basketball.