Dean Skelos was arrested on conspiracy and extortion charges in May.
Members of the Tompkins County Workers' Center say getting wages through debit cards can lead to many problems.
He says he hit something "hard and metal-like" while digging.
A number of trespassers at Second Dam Wednesday were arrested and received tickets from local police.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says "stay tuned" for a regular-season game in Africa as Chris Paul and others prepare to play the league's first exhibition on the continent.