On Monday, the Southern District of New York (SDNY) charged lawyer Michael Avenatti with trying to extort over $20 million from Nike.

Fresh from jail, the fame hungry took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence and continue his attacks on Nike.

Background: At 12:16PM ET on Monday, Avenatti tweeted out about a press conference on Tuesday where he planned to expose a scandal that involved Nike.

About 46 minutes later, SDNY announced federal prosecutors charged Avenatti with extortion. The complaint states that Avenatti and his co-conspirator met with Nike’s attorneys where they “threatened to release damaging information” if Nike “did not agree to make multi-million dollar payments to them, as well as an additional $1.5 million payment to a client Avenatti claimed to represent.”

Avenatti’s co-conspirator is celebrity lawyer Mark Gergos. Authorities have not charged or arrested him.

Avenatti went to court Monday morning. They released him after he posted $300,000 bond.

This morning, he went on a tweetstorm and named Phoenix Suns rookie Deandre Ayton and University of Oregon player Bol Bol as those paid by Nike.

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The report Avenatti tweeted came out in September 2017, which detailed how “Nike’s grassroots basketball division Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) has been served with a subpoena, according to ESPN, as federal prosecutors and the FBI continue to dig into what acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim termed as the ‘dark underbelly’ of the college basketball world in a press conference on Tuesday.”

I don’t know why he tweeted out that article, but I guess he did it to back up his claims about Nike.