Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features a new investigation into Baylor, NFL prison sentences, and another NBA ownership fight.
- Texas Rangers initiate investigation into Baylor’s handling of sexual assault claims. Former Baylor coach Art Briles denied any cover-up.
- Five college baseball players suspended for playing fantasy football.
- Former Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall plans federal lawsuit against NCAA after his 10-year show-cause penalty.
- Football coach Hugh Freeze likely won’t survive Ole Miss’s NCAA violations scandal.
- NCAA battles Big Ten over trademark rights.
- Former NFL player Will Allen sentenced to six years in prison for Ponzi scheme.
- New Jersey man sentenced to five years in prison for New York Giants seat license scam.
- Trial in civil lawsuit against the Pouncey twins over a 2014 birthday party brawl scheduled for March 6.
- Change to scouting combine exclusion rule could be coming.
- Former quarterback Kordell Stewart files $4.5 million defamation suit against internet video celebrity.
Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports
- Court approves FantasyDraft deal with bankrupt Fantasy Aces.
- Bankrupt DFS operator used player funds to pay operating expenses.
- PGA Tour inching towards more support for daily fantasy golf.
- West Virginia introduces bill to legalize sports betting.
- MLB hits back at scouts’ antitrust appeal in the Second Circuit.
- MLBPA failures evident in Rob Manfred’s comments on the new CBA.
Best of the Rest
- The Buss family fight for control of the Lakers has gone to court.
- Michael Phelps and others ask Congress for fair anti-doping system.
- USADA and UFC announce anti-doping policy changes.
- Judge denies motion to dismiss charges against two South American soccer officials in wide-ranging FIFA corruption case.
- How would California’s seven-year opt out law apply to the NHL?
- Senator Feinstein calls for changes to Olympic sports law to prevent sexual abuse.