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Cheick Diallo, a top recruit for Kansas, playing for Our Savior New American School in January. Photo Credit: Gregory Payan/AP

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 recaps the New York DFS oral arguments, several NCAA disciplinary decisions, and FIFA corruption news.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Michael McCann previewed the oral arguments in the New York DFS case. Chris Grove provided a brief recap of the hearing.  USA Today and the New York Post provided more thorough recaps.  Brent Holloway got the analysis and reactions of industry experts, including our own Justin Fielkow.
  • More on New York: DraftKings attorney David Boies criticized New York AG Eric Schneiderman’s overreach on fantasy sports. Dustin Gouker reviewed new evidence in New York about DraftKings’ potential non-compliance with UIGEA.
  • A tale of two states: contrasting Massachusetts’s approach with New York’s.
  • Illinois governor seeks to block anti-fantasy sports regulations.
  • Louis Bien explains DFS and why operators are being sued.
  • DFS sites face challenges and options.


  • After appeal, Syracuse regains one scholarship per year over the next four years.
  • Kansas’s Cheick Diallo cleared to play after independent review. Joe Nocera: the NCAA clears players, then itself.
  • Scott Schneider: Fourth Circuit upholds Towson’s decision to prohibit disabled student from playing football.
  • Utah State denies player permission to talk to other schools after he quits before the season.
  • Redacted version of Jimbo Fisher’s deposition in the Jameis Winston case released.


  • More former NHL players join concussion lawsuit against the league.
  • NHL to implement comprehensive cocaine testing by end of season.


  • FIFA ethics committee seeks lifetime ban against UEFA president Michel Platini.
  • Can Switzerland’s new “Lex FIFA” combat corruption within international sports federations?

Best of the Rest

  • Jayson Stark previews MLB’s looming CBA talks.
  • NFL and NFLPA investigating why Case Keenum played after apparent concussion.
  • Colorado Rockies’ Jose Reyes pleads not guilty to abusing his wife.
  • Michael Jordan and Jewel-Osco reach settlement over misuse of name suit.
  • National Basketball Referee’s Association criticizes NBA for not suspending Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer.

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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