/How Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Dealt with Nike and Became Entangled in Extortion Charges

How Colin Kaepernick’s Lawyer Dealt with Nike and Became Entangled in Extortion Charges

A year ago, celebrity attorney Mark Geragos was involved in quiet negotiations with Nike Inc. to create a blockbuster ad campaign for his client Colin Kaepernick, the controversial football star and political activist.

But on March 15, federal prosecutors allege, Mr. Geragos tried to arrange a discreet meeting of a different kind between Nike and another controversial client. Speaking on the phone with an outside attorney for Nike, prosecutors say, he sought to arrange a meeting between the company and Michael Avenatti, best…