The federal investigation into potential corruption in college basketball is serious business. It’s already cost people their jobs and could cost some their freedom if the government can prove its case in court.
And now the one decidedly funny aspect of this saga has come and gone.
Skechers is abandoning its lawsuit against adidas.
The company made famous for shape-ups filed a motion last month to dismiss its lawsuit against adidas which alleged false advertising and unfair competition due to accusations from the government’s case that adidas has been funneling money to top recruits and their families, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Skechers’ lawsuit was filed for just 20 days and has now been dismissed with prejudice, meaning the company cannot bring further legal action on the topic, according to the Courier-Journal.
Whatever direction the rest of the investigation and legal machinations take, it’s hard to imagine a stranger plot point than Skechers alleging adidas was keeping it locked out of the hoops shoe game. Apparently it was an outgrowth of another dispute between the two companies, but, still, this was some excellent corporate trolling (probably).
Farewell, Skechers lawsuit. We hardly knew ye.