Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva appeared in federal court on Tuesday, testifying against fellow former UConn basketball star Tate George.
George, whose buzzer-beater against Clemson in the 1990 NCAA tournament made him a legend in Storrs, Conn., has been accused of running a ponzi scheme and is facing federal fraud charges.
Villanueva is the most high-profile witness in the case, and he testified on Tuesday that he was scammed out of $250,000 by his fellow UConn alum, the Trentonian reports .
Villanueva testified that, after signing a $30 million contract with Detroit, he had given George $250,000 as an investment in a Bridgeport, Conn., real estate development company. The NBA veteran said he was promised "the return of his $250,000, a profit of $37,500 and two percent on the gross for years to come; maybe more than $2 million," according to the newspaper.
But Villanueva he never received any of it.
Villanueva said he was "hurt" not only by the financial loss, but also beca...