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Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to.  This week’s edition features the NCAA, daily fantasy sports, and more.


  • New UNC emails appear to support fraud claims.
  • New Mississippi bill would give college football players 33% of bowl revenue.
  • ACC Commissioner John Swofford raises questions about the NCAA infractions process.
  • The Texas Tribune has an interesting look at Texas public universities’ athletics finances.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • DFS dodges nightmare scenario in Minnesota Wild case.
  • New Florida fantasy sports bill would not classify DFS as gambling.
  • Tennessee man embezzled about $1 million to play DFS.


  • Nathaniel Grow explains how an obscure California labor code section could impact Mike Trout’s contract. But Scott Boras advises against it.

Best of the Rest

  • Podcast: Gabe Feldman discusses breaking into sports law, reforming the NCAA, and more.
  • Lee Green reviews the year in high school sports law.
  • Jaime Miettinen: hot topics in sports law to watch in 2017.
  • Tony Iliakostas: how I started my own sports law video blog and succeeded.
  • New Philadelphia wage law may make free agency awkward.

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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Sports Law Links

Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the top sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features new changes for MLB, an update on FIFA’s ongoing corruption scandal, and the McLaren report on Russian athletes’ doping.

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