Zion sues marketing company, alleging state law violation


Duke freshman star Zion Williamson, who was injured three weeks ago in a loss to UNC, has yet to return to the court but he is expected to play in the ACC Tournament, taking place this week at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. (Getty)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Former Duke star Zion Williamson is suing to terminate his contract with a sports marketing company, saying the agency violated the state’s sports agent law.

A lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greensboro says the star player should be allowed to void his contract with Florida-based Prime Sports Marketing LLC.

Williamson announced April 15 he was entering the NBA draft. According to the lawsuit, the five-year contract he signed five days later with Prime Sports did not contain notice that he would lose his college eligibility upon signing, and did not contain a disclaimer allowing him 14 days to cancel. Both are required under the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act.

Prime Sports President Gina Ford did not return an email seeking comment.

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