Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the Deflategate appeal hearing, Aroldis Chapman’s suspension, and more.
- Aroldis Chapman accepts thirty-game suspension from MLB. Justin Fielkow explains what it means for Jose Reyes and Yasiel Puig. Nathaniel Grow says it sets an important precedent. Tony Iliakostas discusses the repercussions.
- Reports say that Yasiel Puig is not expected to be suspended for bar incident with his sister.
- Jenrry Mejia claims MLB orchestrated his lifetime ban.
- MLB to let Cuban players sign directly with teams.
- Blue Jays minor league pitcher suspended fifty games for failing to take drug test.
- Samuel Mann looks at the players’ share of baseball’s wealth.
- Michael McCann provides a detailed recap of the Deflategate appeal hearing. Stephanie Stradley’s thoughts on the hearing. Polling the experts: who will win the Deflategate appeal? Video: Gabe Feldman discussed the hearing on NFL Network. Tony Iliakostas explains why he thinks the NFL will prevail over Tom Brady.
- Judge enters partial summary judgment for NFL in Romo fantasy football case.
- Here’s the decision vacating Drew Rosenhaus’s arbitration award against DeSean Jackson.
- Terrell Suggs arrested at Arizona bar for driving with a suspended license.
- Dan Werly: how to fix the NBA’s one and done rule.
- Part-owner of Oklahoma City Thunder dies in car crash the day after being indicted on federal bid-rigging charges. What should sports leagues do when a team owner is indicted?
- New class action lawsuit filed against the Minnesota Timberwolves over “Flash Seats” electronic ticketing system.
- UL Lafayette to vacate 2013 Sun Belt title and 22 wins due to NCAA violations.
- Steve Sarkisian’s lawsuit against USC is headed for arbitration.
- NCAA seeks extension to petition the Supreme Court in O’Bannon case.
Best of the Rest
- Texas attorney general announces settlement with FanDuel.
- George attorney general says DFS is illegal gambling.
- Robert Raiola explains why tax season is important for professional athletes.
- IOC to remove itself from Rio doping cases and rely on independent arbitrators.
- New sponsorship rules alter Olympic marketing playbook.
- Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for murder after his appeal is dismissed.