Colin Kaepernick & Jussie Smollett's Lawyer Named Avenatti Co-Conspirator in Nike Extortion Case

March 26, 2019

Celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos, whose A-list clients have included Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett and Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick, is reportedly the unidentified co-conspirator in the feds' Nike extortion case against fellow celeb lawyer Michael Avenatti. Two sources tell The Wall Street Journal that the 61-year-old Geragos met with Nike executives on March 19 alongside Avenatti threatening to release evidence that the company illicitly funneled money to basketball recruits unless they coughed up $22.5 million. Hours after those allegations were reported, CNN announced that it had dropped Geragos as a legal contributor.