Report: Ex-NBPA director Billy Hunter drops appeal against Derek Fisher
Former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter has dropped his appeal of a failed civil lawsuit against Derek Fisher and Jamie Wior, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
The NBA players union voted unanimously to remove Hunter in February, 2013 after Fisher, then NBPA president, supported an internal investigation of Hunter. The report, conducted by the Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison law firm, called into question Hunter's contract, possible misuse of NBPA funds and potential conflicts of interest -- including a number of Hunter’s family members -- on the NBPA’s payroll.
Hunter subsequently filed suit against Fisher and his former business manager, Wior, who was hired by the NBPA after Hunter's termination. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge dismissed most of Hunter's civil claims in January. Hunter has another case pending against the NBPA.
Ex-NBPA director Billy Hunter has dropped appeal in civil filing that he had lost against Derek Fisher and Jamie Wior, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 21, 2014
Hunter's charges against Fisher/Wior in NBPA matter had been dismissed. Hunter still has to pay $200K-plus of their legal fees, sources say. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 21, 2014