Geddings claims he told Black the night before he was picked for the state lottery commission. The statement by the former lottery commissioner directly contradicts Black's testimony during Geddings' federal fraud trial. Black has said he didn't speak to Geddings until the next day when he announced Geddings as one of his two choices.
Black also testified that he had no knowledge of Geddings' relationship to Scientific Games. Black's attorney says he doesn't know how the call could have been made since Black has no phone at his Raleigh residence. He offered to show reporters Black's cell phone records. Black's connections to Geddings again threatened to overshadow prosecutors' efforts to convict Geddings on eight counts of mail and wire fraud.