James Gatto, the former U.S. marketing executive of Adidas accused of making payments to collegiate athletes and their families to win them over for sponsorships, has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse his 2018 conviction for wire fraud. Earlier this year, an Appeals Court had upheld the guilty verdict made by a district court judge against Gatto and two fellow defendants, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins. In his petition to the Supreme Court, Gatto argues that the payments were not intended to obtain any property from the colleges, and that any harm suffered by them was incidental and not intentional.