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Michael Avenatti Is Accusing Nike Of Paying Phoenix Suns Star DeAndre Ayton Before He Committed To Arizona

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, speaks to reporters following a court proceeding regarding the search warrants served on President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen, at the United States District Court Southern District of New York, April 13, 2018 in New York City. Cohen and his lawyers are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to his relationship with President Donald Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. Officials with the FBI, armed with a search warrant, raided Cohen's office and two private residences earlier in the week. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Monday was an interesting day for attorney Michael Avenatti, who, in the span of 14 minutes, announced a Tuesday press conference to "disclose" a major scandal involving Nike and college basketball players and was then arrested on charges of extortion by the Southern District of New York. Tuesday is shaping up to be just as crazy.

Avenatti, who is apparently out of jail, has been tweeting all morning. His most recent tweet accuses Nike of paying former Arizona star DeAndre Ayton before he committed to the school. Ayton was the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft a year ago and now plays for the Phoenix Suns.

Avenatti says that when all the evidence is disclosed, the public will learn "the truth" about the situation.

Thus far, neither Nike nor Ayton has addressed the report.

It's hard to know what to make of this. On one hand, it wouldn't be surprising to hear that any big college basketball star had some favors done for them in recruiting. On the other hand, this is Michael Avenatti.

Ayton, in his rookie year, has been one of the best young big men in the league. He averages 16.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

We have a feeling we haven't heard the end of this story. We'll keep you updated.