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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  In a slow news week, the NFL is the king again with a number of legal issues in the spotlight.


  • Eli Manning accuses memorabilia dealer suing him of misrepresenting and omitting evidence.
  • NFL players fight back against their own concussion lawyers.
  • The DEA warned NFL doctors about drug laws in 2011, but it didn’t go well.
  • The puzzle of Deflategate: private agreements and biased justice.
  • Bob McGovern: Trauma study of Aaron Hernandez’s brain puts lawsuit against the NFL in play.
  • Joe Mixon settles civil lawsuit and apologizes to victim.


  • Man charged in UNC agents probe agrees to testify.
  • Judge denies NCAA request to question former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley.

Best of the Rest

  • Boxer Dominic Breazeale sued Deontay Wilder and Marriott after a hotel altercation.
  • NHL team wrongfully withheld documents in brain-injury case.
  • Pro athletes’ income taxes are a reminder of how complicated the U.S. tax code is.
  • Orioles’ fan injured by bat sues for more in-game protections.

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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The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition of Sports Law Links features the FBI’s college basketball investigation, the New Jersey sports betting case, and more.