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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features the oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case and the IOC’s ban on Russia’s participation in the Olympics.

Sports Betting and Fantasy Sports

  • The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case. You can listen to the full audio of the arguments here.  John Brennan’s highlights of the arguments.  Dan Wallach: how the Supreme Court could hand New Jersey a win.  Andrew Brandt predicts a 6-3 ruling in favor of New Jersey.  Dustin Gouker provides a solid summary of the various predictions from court watchers.  Ryan Rodenberg’s biggest takeawaysPodcast: Dan Wallach and Ryan Rodenberg discuss the case on The Buffet.
  • Just in case the Supreme Court decides in favor of the sports leagues, a New Jersey congressman has introduced a new bill that would repeal PASPA.
  • Dan Wolken: get ready, NCAA, national sports gambling is coming.
  • Missouri is close to issuing licenses to fantasy sports websites.


  • The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here’s the full decision.  Michael McCann discusses Russia’s legal options.
  • Two new papers from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: on good soccer governance and working toward a framework for modern sports governance.


  • NFL Network suspends Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor, and Heath Evans in response to a sexual harassment lawsuit.
  • Jaime Miettinen explains why Jabrill Peppers was fined and why he could win an appeal.
  • Ken Belson provides a primer on Kaepernick’s collusion case.
  • After weeks of discord, the NFL extends Roger Goodell’s contract.

Best of the Rest

  • NCAA concussion settlement faces challenge from another case.
  • Ohio attorney general could use “Cleveland Browns Law” to keep the Crew in Columbus.
  • NBA agent Andy Miller will relinquish NBPA certification after reports that he may be implicated in the FBI’s college basketball investigation.
  • Erik Magraken discusses a potential wrongful death suit from the family of deceased boxer Tim Hague.

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features NCAA problems in Mississippi, the latest on the New Jersey sports betting case, and the looming disciplinary problem for Ezekiel Elliott.

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