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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features an end to the Super Bowl ticket suit, head-scratching NCAA decisions, and the latest in the Lochte saga.


  • Ken Belson writes on Roger Goodell’s power play and the NFLPA’s fight against it.
  • The Fifth Circuit has affirmed the district court’s ruling denying class certification in the 2011 Super Bowl lawsuit.
  • The NFL and NFLPA will investigate concussion protocol compliance for Cam Newton.
  • Mike Florio: 10 things that still bother me about Deflategate.


  • Dozens of Charleston Southern players suspended over bookstore violation.
  • Mark Emmert says the NCAA may rethink Olympic payouts to college athletes. More on the reaction from Jon Solomon.


  • LeBron James and Chris Paul served with deposition notices in Billy Hunter’s wrongful termination suit against the NBPA.
  • Tim Duncan’s former financial adviser faces fraud charges for millions in lost investments.

Best of the Rest

  • Nathaniel Grow provides an end-of-summer MLB legal update.
  • Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte will serve a suspension for 10 months.
  • Patrick Hruby explains why the new Pop Warner lawsuit raises questions about the future of youth tackle football.

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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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition looks at the potential last step for O’Bannon, the trademark case impacting the Redskins, and the official end of Deflategate.

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