Michael Avenatti Tweets Out Dozens of Documents Allegedly Showing Nike Paid Top College Athletes

Michael Avenatti’s allegations of Nike Inc. foul play continued Saturday, with the lawyer sharing documents he claims prove the athletic giant illicitly paid top college athletes.

As part of the tweet storm, the attorney included several dozen documents that he said proves that last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, DeAndre Ayton, was illegally paid by Nike as a collegiate, along with current G League player and former five-star recruit Brandon McCoy. The 40-plus pages of documents include what Avenatti claims are email and text message chains between Nike employees and associates of the players, along with bank statements demonstrating illicit payments.