Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features NCAA legal issues, updates on the New Jersey sports betting case, the PGA Tour caddies’ lawsuit, and more.
- Justin Sievert: Jonathan Isaac chooses FSU over draft, but does early entry loophole exist?
- Ole Miss football cited in about half of the school’s NCAA violations. The NCAA says the investigation is now over.
- New Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee alleges culture of sexual assault. Here’s the complaint.
- Football rules committee expands safety rules and the use of replay.
- UNC’s academic fraud cause is stuck in procedural limbo.
- A look at Sonny Vaccaro’s transformative role in lawsuits against the NCAA.
Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports
- U.S. Attorney’s office joins sports leagues in New Jersey sports betting case. New Jersey opposes the intervention. Meet the twelve judges in the Third Circuit en banc hearing.
- Former college player Akeem Daniels files right of publicity lawsuits against FanDuel and DraftKings.
- Things we learned from Frontline’s sports gambling documentary.
- Four big issues facing the DFS industry in 2016.
- Legal Sports Report has compiled the various state attorney general opinions on DFS.
- The inside story behind the NFL’s return to Los Angeles.
- The league has banned players convicted of domestic violence and sexual assault from the combine.
- Warrant forthcoming for LeSean McCoy’s involvement in Philadelphia brawl.
- Tony Iliakostas discusses why Johnny Manziel may face criminal charges.
- Jaime Miettinen explains how the Rooney Rule will now apply to women, sort of.
- Jenrry Mejia becomes first player to receive lifetime ban after third positive PED test. Tony Iliakostas discusses Mejia’s legal options going forward.
- MLBPA’s Tony Clark discusses upcoming CBA issues.
Best of the Rest
- I compiled a helpful list of sports law resources here: The Online Sports Law DIY CLE Program.
- Here’s the USWNT Players Association opposition to U.S. Soccer’s motion for an expedited status conference, submitted by Jeffrey Kessler.
- Rob Harris breaks down how the caddies’ bib suit against the PGA Tour was soundly rejected by the court. Michael McCann’s take.
- The hockey world watches Bettman’s decision on Wideman.
- Law in Sport looks at the legal issues arising from the growing eSports industry.
- Sports Law Brief: Tony Iliakostas’s sports law path.