Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features a new NFL concussion policy, the Dennis Wideman case, and more.
- The NFL and NFLPA announced new policy to enforce concussion protocol. Paul Anderson breaks down the protocol and why it’s a win-win for owners. However, new lawsuits show that the NFL concussion controversy is far from over.
- NFL clears Peyton Manning after HGH investigation. Michael McCann explains why this is as good as it gets for Manning.
- NFL reinstates Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.
- Thomas Baker writes an obituary for Deflategate.
- The NFL and NFLPA establish a field surface and performance committee.
- Art of the deal: how ESPN and the ACC negotiated the ACC Network agreement.
- Tennessee athletes take pay for play to court.
- Todd McNair’s lawsuit against the NCAA is on hold again.
- The NCAA and Maryland have reached a settlement with the family of Derek Sheely.
- Inside the Baylor sexual assault scandal: how the school’s policies forced victims into silence.
- NBA players union votes to pay for health insurance for retired players.
- Derrick Rose loses summary judgment in the sexual assault case against him.
- Arbitrator orders Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to pay $900,000 to auction house.
Best of the Rest
- Adrienne Lawrence looks into Dennis Wideman’s concussion defense. Michael McCann analyzes the NHLPA’s motion to dismiss the NHL lawsuit over the Wideman arbitration.
- Several leagues and Auburn University have filed suit over the sale of counterfeit goods.
- New Jersey appeals court affirms strong standard for youth sports tort liability.
- Regulated fantasy sports are coming to Missouri.
- Budget failures, displacement, Zika: welcome to the Rio Olympics.