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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.

NFL

  • 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.

NCAA

  • 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

  • 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.

About Ian Gunn

Ian is a New Orleans attorney and a 2014 graduate of Tulane University Law School with a certificate in sports law. Before practicing law, he worked for the legal departments of the New Orleans Saints, the New Orleans Pelicans, and the San Antonio Spurs. He also interned for a player representation agency and an international stadium management company. At Tulane, he served as the Editor in Chief of The Sports Lawyers Journal, Senior Managing Editor of The Sports Lawyer, and as an officer for the Sports Law Society. Prior to attending Tulane, Ian graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in philosophy, B.S. in psychology, and minor in political science.

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  1. 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.

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