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Article Date: February 2019
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Adidas Fires Back in Bowen RICO Suit

Adidas moved to dismiss Brian Bowen II’s Hoopgate lawsuit for failure to state a claim, placing the blame for his loss of eligibility on his father, Brian Bowen Sr., who accepted $19,400 in cash for his son to play for Louisville. Bowen had claimed damages from having his eligibility to play basketball revoked by the NCAA, and his allegations were mostly lifted from the transcript of the federal case in New York, which led to the conviction on wire fraud charges of former Adidas executive Jim Gatto and several others associated with him who funneled money to the families of ... Log in to view full article.


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