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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 latest on the college athlete unionization movement, the NFL’s domestic violence policies in light of Josh Brown’s suspension, and more on the DFS industry and Ryan Lochte case.

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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 Deflategate appeal decision, the NFL concussion settlement, and growing momentum for fantasy sports legislation.

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Deflategate Update: Where the Case Stands on Appeal

Since Judge Berman exonerated Tom Brady in September, the Patriots have done much to put Deflategate behind them, charging out to an AFC-best 11-2 record. But the case is far from over and the stakes in the appeal are just as high. Let’s take a look at where the case stands on appeal.

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The Final Countdown: What to Expect from Brady’s Last Hearing

The end of Tom Brady’s case before Judge Berman is rapidly approaching. That does not mean his case will be over, just that Berman will play less of a central role in it very soon. Barring any unexpected last-minute settlement, both the NFL and NFLPA will be back in Berman’s courtroom on Monday, August 31, 2015, for a final hearing on the case and discussions with Berman. Both Roger Goodell and Tom Brady will be there, as ordered by the judge. So what should we be expecting at this last court appearance?

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While the NFL Litigates, the MLB and MLBPA Avoids Conflict (Again) and Announces Joint Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse

Unless you have locked yourself in a bunker for all of 2015, you are at least “generally aware” of the basics of the Deflategate saga between Tom Brady and the NFL. While the NFL and NLFPA have been butting heads and spending millions (twelve lawyers appeared at a recent Deflategate federal court hearing) in this litigation and others, the MLB and MLBPA have again been quietly working behind closed doors avoiding potential problems and this week announced a joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.

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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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Tom Brady, NFLPA, NFL Settlement Conference Roundup

This morning, after meeting privately with Judge Richard Berman, both the NFL and Tom Brady's legal team took part in a public settlement conference in a Manhattan federal courthouse regarding the two sides ongoing legal dispute over Brady's four-game suspension. There was no shortage of media coverage for event.

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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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