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Zion Williamson's Recruitment Just Came Up In The FBI NCAA Trial

duke star freshman zion williamson against  virginia tech

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 29: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils looks on against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the first half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Zion Williamson wrapped up one of the more beloved one-year college careers in recent memory at Duke. Now, as expected, he's off to the NBA.

Williamson completely avoided controversy while at Duke, but in the weeks since the end of his career, his name has started to surface in some stories that the program would probably like to avoid. First, celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti accused Williamson's mother of receiving payment from the school.

Avenatti's reputation isn't exactly the best at the moment, so while it made some waves, it wasn't enough to really become a huge deal. However, now Williamson's name has come up in the on going trial stemming from the FBI college basketball investigation.

According to reporters covering the trial, there is audio of a Clemson coach talking to runner Christian Dawkins about potential payments to Zion Williamson's family.

Clemson, one of Williamson's home state programs, was a finalist during his recruitment, along with Duke, UNC, Kentucky, and others.

FBI witness Marty Blazer, who previously admitted to paying college football players in hope to retain them as clients as a financial advisor down the road, has been testifying for a few days now.

Williamson isn't the only very recent Duke star to come up either. Marvin Bagley III was also named.

Obviously there is no smoking gun here for Duke or Zion's family, but it certainly isn't a great look for those who have always believed that Coach K's is different from those who've been accused of pay-for-play for years.

We'll have more as the trial continues on.