Tony Adams withdraws request for gag order

Attorney Shevon Thomas said in a Superior Court hearing this morning that his client, former Columbus Parks and Recreation director Tony Adams, has withdrawn his motion for a gag order in the parks and rec audit case.

The ongoing police investigation, which started in May, has produced three arrests. On Aug. 24, Adams and subordinate Herman Porter were arrested and charged with two felonies in connection of the misuse of more than $200,000 for a Nike-sponsored youth basketball team operated by the city. East Marietta Basketball Inc. Director of Basketball Operations William Fox was arrested in September and charged with one felony.

Thomas originally sought the gag order because “information has been leaking out left and right.”

Adams was fired from his $78,000 a year job for not being truthful to his supervisor, City Manager Isaiah Hugley.