Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features ongoing NFL litigation issues, including the concussion litigation and Deflategate.
- Objectors to NFL concussion settlement file a letter with the Third Circuit related to the NFL’s admission of a link between football and CTE. The NFLPA applauded and lamented the NFL’s CTE admission. Doug Farrar explains why the admission is a game-changer. Tony Iliakostas says it’s a big deal.
- Dan Werly examines the NFL’s punishment of the Chiefs for tampering.
- Andrew Brandt looks at two ongoing NFL cases: Deflategate and the concussion litigation.
- Could the NFL and NFLPA be working on a deal stripping Roger Goodell of disciplinary power?
- Raymond Nhan explains why the Rams’ move to Los Angeles is a win-win-win situation. Michael McCann and Robert Raiola: how California tax law and prices will cost Rams players.
- Dan Werly analyzes the nineteen potential NFL rule changes.
- The O’Bannon plaintiffs ask the Supreme Court to take the case.
- Indiana appeals court rules in favor of ESPN, stating that Notre Dame’s police department is subject to open records law.
- California Supreme Court denies NCAA’s petition, allowing Todd McNair’s defamation suit to proceed.
- Book review: Michael Carrier reviews Indentured by Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss.