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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features sports betting and NFL discipline.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New documents show that the Department of Justice and the NFL have both argued that sports betting is a game of skill.
  • Ryan Rodenberg looks at the history behind the NFL’s anti-gambling stance.
  • Yahoo’s guaranteed daily fantasy sports contest raises legal issues.
  • The new face of legalized online sports betting.
  • DraftKings reaches a new deal with MLS.
  • Germany and Canada continue to fight over sports betting laws.


  • Magistrate judge orders a settlement conference in the Adrian Peterson case. Flexibility or security in Adrian Peterson’s new contract?
  • Settlement talks have already occurred in Tom Brady’s case.
  • Two weeks later, still no Greg Hardy decision on challenging the reduced suspension in court.
  • The Packers’ financial disclosures pull back the curtain on the NFL’s revenue.
  • Company that organized a fantasy football event sued the NFL over cancelled player appearances. The lawsuit claims the league supported the convention before it opposed it.


  • Here’s MLB’s Motion to Dismiss the minor league minimum wage lawsuit which was denied last week.
  • The Department of Justice has formally dropped its prosecution of Barry Bonds and will not appeal to the Supreme Court.


  • The latest on the NHL concussion lawsuit.
  • Glendale and the Coyotes reached an agreement to end their lease dispute and keep the team in Arizona.

Best of the Rest

  • Is the college football bubble about to burst?
  • Here’s a recap of FIFA’s Executive Committee meeting discussing the presidential election and reform.
  • The Atlanta Hawks are looking for a new arena. Why that might be a bad idea for Atlanta.
  • The latest on the trust lawsuit involving shares of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans.
  • Fan Action Committees and catalyzing fans.
  • Jaime Miettinen on the new California law declaring cheerleaders to be employees.

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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