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Deflategate Legal Filings

Thanks to the honorable Richard M. Berman's decision to unseal the filings in the DeflateGate legal saga we have a wealth of information regarding the NFL's policies and it's relationship with the Player's Association. For sports law nerds the controversy has been like Christmas morning wrapped in opening day and stuffed with Selection Sunday - a dream come true. Below is a listing of the most significant documents and legal filings obtained so far.

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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 focuses on Deflategate again, but stadium subsidies, the jock tax, and the NBA also make appearances.

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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 is a Deflategate omnibus – all the case documents and legal analysis surrounding Tom Brady’s suspension appeal.

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Sports Law Links – NHL, Gambling, International

This week, The Sports Esquires are providing you daily Sports Law Links to catch you up on the biggest headlines in sports law. Today we cover the survival of the NHL concussion litigation, the growing momentum behind sports betting, and some of the interesting sports law headlines around the world. NHL …

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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. Just in time for spring training, baseball has dominated the news this week with the Cubs’ lawsuit and antitrust issues. The Hernandez trial continues, as do the MLS labor negotiations.

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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. In this week’s Sports Law Links: rugby and marathons make appearances, more Penn State wrangling, a new NHL concussion suit, and the MLS labor dispute.

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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. The NFL season may be over, but the league’s sports law issues are not. Enjoy our post-Super Bowl edition of Sports Law Links.

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Sports Law Links

Each week, the Sports Esquires round up the top stories to keep you informed about the world of sports law. Here’s what happened last week in the world of sports law:

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Breaking Down Ray Rice’s Appeal: He Will Win, The Internet May Break

How this appeal plays out will have a big impact on the upcoming revamped NFL Personal Conduct Policy. In fact, the appeal has already impacted how the NFL handles disciplining players for off-field misconduct. Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy were placed on the Commissioner’s Exemption List and likely told that such action does not constitute final discipline. Had the NFL done otherwise, it would be prevented from imposing further discipline in the form of fines or suspensions once the criminal cases are finalized.

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It’s Better to Be Right Than First: Why the Commissioner’s Exemption List is a Bad Idea

Here’s the thing about the Peterson situation: the only place he’s been convicted is in the Court of Public Opinion. In its rush to serve up its own form of vigilante pseudo-justice in the wake of intense media and public scrutiny, the Vikings and the NFL seem to have forgotten one of the basic tenets of the legal system: it’s better to be right, than first.

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