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Dennis Wideman’s Appeal Decision Could Be Worse for the NHL

Independent arbitrator James Oldham reversed Commissioner Gary Bettman’s decision and reduced Dennis Wideman’s suspension to ten games, but only after he had already served 19 games of suspension. While any reversal of the league’s disciplinary decision is nominally a win for the NHLPA and the player, the NHL could have come out much worse.

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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 the New Jersey sports betting oral arguments, the Penn athletes’ NCAA lawsuit, and Gary Bettman’s decision on Dennis Wideman.

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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 post-Super Bowl edition features a host of NFL legal issues, Dennis Wideman’s suspension, and more.

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The NHL’s Somewhat Principled But Flawed Suspension of Dennis Wideman

Dennis Wideman of the Calgary Flames was suspended for 20 games after what looked like a brutal hit on linesman Don Henderson, but only after taking one himself. The NHLPA is set to appeal on his behalf, an appeal that comes down to whether or not a concussed Wideman met the tenets of Rule 40.2 regarding physical abuse of officials.

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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 more AG opinions on the illegality of DFS, the NCAA concussion settlement, tennis match-fixing, and more.

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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 covers more Deflategate fallout, UAB’s decision to kill football, MLB’s lawsuits, and the growing momentum behind sports betting and fantasy sports.

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