Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition covers NCAA cost of attendance stipends, the ESPN-Verizon suit, and more on the NFL concussion settlement.
- The league is ending its tax-exempt status. Who will benefit?
- Former NFL players are upset about the concussion lawsuit settlement because it excludes future CTE diagnoses. Here’s the full concussion settlement.
- Aaron Hernandez, O.J. Simpson, and the evolution of justice for the NFL.
- The Jaguars’ Marquise Lee sues Lloyd’s of London over the denial of his loss of value insurance claim.
- The league fined the Jets $100,000 for tampering with Darrelle Revis.
- There’s a new overseer of the Benson trust containing shares of the New Orleans Saints.
- Plaxico Burress was indicted for failure to pay taxes.
- The NCAA argues scholarships will be cut if players are paid.
- Discussing the Title IX implications of cost of attendance stipends. Andy Schwarz addresses the myth that paying athletes would lead to Title IX violations. More on full cost of attendance.
- New NCAA Division I Vice President Kevin Lennon aims for transfer rule changes.
- The SEC and ACC want a national rule prohibiting satellite camps. Justin Sievert looks at the issue.
- Nathaniel Grow on MLB’s evolving luxury tax.
- Alex Rodriguez reacts to the Yankees refusing to pay his $6 million bonus for home run 660.
- The St. Louis Cardinals are suing a local nonprofit for scalping tickets.
- Prosecutors could appeal the reversal of Barry Bonds’s obstruction of justice conviction to the Supreme Court.
- Wrigley rooftop owners closer to resolving foreclosure suit.
Best of the Rest
- ESPN has sued Verizon for offering sports-free TV bundles. The full lawsuit. More from Clay Travis on the potential ramifications.
- DraftKings faces a new class action lawsuit for false advertising.
- A new antitrust suit is coming in boxing.
- Hedge funds eye more transfer fees as FIFA’s third party ownership ban approaches.