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Welcome to the first 2016 edition of 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 the New Year’s Eve amended DFS lawsuit in New York, Peyton Manning’s dispute with Al Jazeera, and more.  To see our links coverage from 2015, check out our archive.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New York AG Eric Schneiderman filed an amended lawsuit asking FanDuel and DraftKings to return money made in the state. FanDuel calls it “meritless.”
  • Dustin Gouker reviews the DFS industry’s highlights (and lowlights) from 2015.
  • Missouri becomes latest state to introduce fantasy sports legislation.


  • Eric Macramalla: Why Peyton Manning shouldn’t sue for defamation. Baseball players may soon sue Al Jazeera.  Will Peyton Manning join them?  Manning’s wife could face a lower standard in litigation.  Second Al Jazeera source confirms HGH sent to Manning’s wife.
  • League forced to refile its Deflategate reply brief due to wrong color cover.
  • Alan Wilmot explains how we got Thursday Night Football on Saturday.


  • Justin Sievert recaps a busy year of NCAA litigation.
  • Dysfunction in Hawaii: men’s basketball team falsified financial forms for an international transfer student and committed other violations.
  • Oklahoma State settles breach of contract lawsuit against former Texas assistant.

Best of the Rest

  • Zachary Zagger: sports legislation and regulation to watch in 2016.
  • The White Bronco previews this week in sports law.
  • Michael McCann discusses some of the legal issues surrounding the shooting of Knicks’ forward Cleanthony Early.
  • Are the Yankees being rewarded unfairly by baseball’s free agency rules?
  • Darren Heitner celebrates a decade of Sports Agent Blog.
  • Journal article: Spygate and sports law analytics.

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. It’s been a busy year in the world of sports law, and we hope that our weekly links roundup helps you keep up with all the latest news.

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