Florida marketing agency sues Zion Williamson for $100M
The marketing agency Zion Williamson signed with in April but later sued to end his relationship with has filed a lawsuit in return against him and his current agent seeking $100 million in damages for breach of contract.
According to the Associated Press, Gina Ford and Prime Sports filed the action in a Florida court on Wednesday.
Williamson was selected No. 1 overall by the New Orleans Pelicans in Thursday night’s NBA draft.
The suit comes six days after Williamson, who was a star forward at Duke last season, sued Ford and Prime Sports saying the contract he signed on April 20 was invalid because it wasn’t in compliance with the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act.
Ford, Prime Sports’ president, or her agency are not registered in North Carolina to represent athletes. Williamson signed a deal with her to pursue marketing and endorsement opportunities.