Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the DFS congressional hearing, the Russian doping scandal, and a proposal for a brave new NCAA world.
- The Knight Commission considered a proposal for allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals. Here’s the full proposal from Professor Gabe Feldman.
- Ole Miss confirms Laremy Tunsil texts.
- Michael McCann on the fallout of the video showing an altercation involving Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.
- Dennis Dodd looks at Leonard Fournette’s $10 million insurance policies and the unregulated world of player protection.
Fantasy Sports and Sports Gambling
- After last week’s congressional hearing on DFS, Justin Fielkow says federal action is unlikely. Dustin Gouker agrees. Here’s Geoff Freeman’s written testimony.
- Mississippi becomes latest state to enact fantasy sports law.
- NFL concussion payouts have lenders circling.
- In a new motion, the NFL seeks a stay of the lawsuit with insurers over the concussion settlement.
- Andrew Brandt discusses the changing world of NFL rookie contracts and agent fees.
- Jeannie Suk looks at the Tam trademark case and how it relates to the Redskins’ case.
- Tony Iliakostas examines the effectiveness of MLB’s domestic violence policy.
- Nathaniel Grow on the MASN lawsuit that won’t go away.
Best of the Rest
- A Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics included medal-winners.
- Randy Kessler: why does it seem like professional athletes often have issues with family law?
- Judge dismisses Nick Symmonds’s challenge to Team USA’s ad ban.
- Vijay Singh’s lawyer clashes with PGA Tour over confidentiality.
- New book from Sarah Fields: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation.