Ex-Convict Pleads Guilty in Extortion Plot Against Mark Jackson


Feb 24, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson calls a play against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the fourth quarter at Target Center. Warriors won 100-99. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

An ex-convict by the name of Marcus Shaw has pleaded guilty to participating in an extortion scheme against Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, according to The Smoking Gun. 

Shaw essentially blackmailed Jackson, demanding a six-figure payment  in exchange for his promise to not release compromising photos of the coach.

Jackson had an extra-marrital affair with a 29-year old stripper named Alex Adams, whom he met while he was broadcasting games for ESPN.

It was then that he sent Adams nude photos of himself, and left several voice recordings. Adams apparently passed it on the Shaw, who proceeded to confront Jackson at a hotel in Tennessee last year, showing him the photos and a CD with the recordings.

According to the report, Jackson gave Shaw $5,000 for the items, which he destroyed.

But it didn’t stop there. Shaw and Adams went after Jackson’s wife, demanding upwards of $200,000 for more photos.

At that point, Jackson contacted the FBI, who arrested both Shaw and Adams.

Shaw is a convicted felon, who is currently serving time for several unrelated crimes, including “armed robbery, gun possession, and aggravated assault.”

He is scheduled for a change of plea hearing on April 6 in Oakland, while Adams is free on bail and will appear in court on May 6.