2nd Circ. Puts NCAA Bribe Case Through Its Paces

By Jody Godoy (March 13, 2020, 6:34 PM EDT) -- A three-judge panel for the Second Circuit grappled on Friday with whether or not Manhattan federal prosecutors had proved their novel case alleging former Adidas employees committed fraud by making payments to student-athletes in violation of NCAA rules.

Former Adidas marketing executive Jim Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and aspiring player agent Christian Dawkins were all convicted in 2018 after a jury heard that they helped funnel payments to young basketball stars to entice them to universities the athletic wear company sponsored. The three have appealed their convictions.

Prosecutors say the victims of the scheme were University of Louisville, North Carolina...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!