Michael Avenatti Court filings in Avenatti trial show existence of privately recorded Nike executive conversations

Court filings Monday in the upcoming extortion trial of famed attorney Michael Avenatti revealed that Avenatti’s one-time client, AAU coach Gary Franklin, secretly recorded numerous conversations with high-level Nike Basketball executives.  Avenatti is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 21 in the Southern District of New York. He is charged with trying to “shake down” Nike by…