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Tom Brady’s Winning Argument

On Wednesday, August 19, the attorneys for the NFL and NFLPA were back in court in New York before Judge Richard Berman for oral arguments. Now that the transcript of the hearing is out we have a better sense of how the arguments went and what Judge Berman is thinking.

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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 the NLRB’s Northwestern unionization decision, the latest on Tom Brady’s case, and recent legal discussions in sports gambling.

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Even If Brady Wins In Manhattan Federal Court, the Final Outcome Is Still Uncertain

Attorneys for the NFLPA and the NFL were back in federal court on Wednesday for oral arguments regarding the propriety of Roger Goodell’s decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. Even if Brady ‘wins’ it is not certain that he would play week 1. The uncertainty is entirely dependent on why Judge Berman vacates the arbitration award and more importantly, how he crafts his order to the parties. Remember, there is what should happen and then there is what will happen. With the NFL and the egos involved there is no telling what will happen.

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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

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features Tom Brady’s appeal, the uncertainty of sports gambling, and a host of NCAA issues.

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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 the stunning FIFA indictments and arrests, Greg Hardy’s suspension, and introduces some new sports law scholarship.

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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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A Primer on the Greg Hardy Appeal: Why His Suspension Will be Reduced, Even With the New Personal Conduct Policy in place

Last month, 217 days after placing him on the Commissioner’s exempt list, the NFL came down hard on Greg Hardy, suspending the Dallas Cowboys’ new defensive end without pay for the first 10 games of the 2015 season. What Hardy did was awful, and he probably deserves the 10-games suspension he got. But, it is very likely Hardy’s suspension will be reduced, and the NFL has no one to blame but itself.

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