Mark Geragos was first made famous when he represented Michael Jackson in his infamous 2005 lawsuit where he was accused of sexual assault. Jackson was found not guilty of the charges and it established Geragos as a celebrity attorney.
Almost thirteen years later, disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick retained his services to represent him a collusion lawsuit against the NFL.
But now Geragos might need to seek his own lawyer because he was just named in a bombshell scandal.
Porn star Stormy Daniels just announced that she terminated lawyer Michael Avenatti services after he represented her against President Trump paying Daniels hush money before the 2016 General Election in connection with an alleged affair she had with him in 2006.
The reason why they apparently parted ways was because an explosive news story that alleges Avenatti tried to extort Nike for anywhere between $15-25 million.
Avenatti audaciously announced on Twitter that he would reveal damaging information about Nike when he wrote, “Tmrw at 11 am ET, we will be holding a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered. This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.”
Less than an hour later, Avenatti was charged with extortion against Nike, along with Wire and Bank Fraud – serious crimes that could land him in prison for a long time, which is especially ironic since he’s been berating about on the Internet about how Donald Trump Jr. will be in an orange jumpsuit too.
It turns out that Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, was just named as the co-conspirator to Avenatti in attempting to extort Nike for millions of dollars.
Darren Rovell of the Sports Business Reporter recently noted, “Wall Street Journal reports that the co-conspirator in the Nike extortion scheme is Mark Geragos, who recently represented Colin Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, in his collusion case against the NFL.”
That is an M. Night Shyamalan-style twist.
How can you represent a client who was the face of the 30th anniversary Nike swoosh implementation and then extort your client’s business dealings with the company that paid him millions?
Also, Avenatti was ruthless with Nike in the last couple of days leading up to his arrest too.
The self-proclaimed anti-President Trump savior who wanted to run for president in 2020 told a Nike executive on a phone call, “I’m not f-cking around with this, and I’m not continuing to play games… And it’s worth more in exposure to me to just to just blow the lid on this thing. A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me…”
Nike immediately reported that phone call to the FBI.
Only a week later, FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney Jr. proclaimed in a statement, “As alleged, Michael Avenatti approached Nike last week with a list of financial demands in exchange for covering up allegations of misconduct on behalf of the company. The lofty price tag included a $1.5 million payoff for Avenatti’s client and upwards of tens of millions of dollars for the legal services of his firm – services Nike never requested. This is nothing more than a straightforward case of extortion”
What’s hilarious, if not sad, is how many liberals were enamored with Avenatti. And the now-disgraced lawyer ate it up.
He clearly loved the attention.
As for Mark Geragos, apparently the apple doesn’t fall from the tree. Geragos has repeatedly made grandiose claims about how Kaepernick would have a job soon, but soon never came because his client hasn’t thrown a football in any league since 2016.
These two guys are rotten.
As Jesse Pinkman said in Breaking Bad about Saul Goodman to Walter White when they were considering to hire him, “We don’t need a criminal lawyer. We need a criminal… lawyer.”