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The United States Supreme Court has several cases which could have a major impact on the sports world.

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 Supreme Court’s consideration of sports betting, a case that will impact the Redskins’ trademark, and more.

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  • Thomas Baker discusses how The Slants case could impact the Redskins. The audio and transcript from the Supreme Court hearing are here.  I previously reviewed the amicus briefs and oral arguments in the case.
  • Sheilla Dingus looks at the NFL’s web of secrecy in the painkiller lawsuits.
  • Michael McCann and Robert Raiola discuss the tax implications of the Raiders moving to Vegas.
  • The NFLPA wants Lane Johnson’s lawsuit transferred to New York.
  • How the NFL benefits from workers’ compensation insurance.
  • A look at LA Gear’s opposition to the Chargers’ new trademark.


  • Division I Football Oversight Committee modifies recruiting package.
  • Former Title IX officer accuses Baylor of discrimination and intimidation.
  • Mississippi introduces a bill to govern NCAA investigations.

Best of the Rest

  • Podcast: Thomas Baker joins the Conduct Detrimental Podcast to preview sports law issues in 2017.
  • Dan Werly has an excellent and thorough preview of a number of sports law cases to watch in 2017.
  • Michael Baumann provides some background to Mark Hunt’s lawsuit against Brock Lesnar and the UFC.
  • President Obama pardoned Willie McCovey for tax evasion before leaving office.
  • Interesting interview with Dana Hooper – athlete, agent, and now law professor.
  • How Nate Duncan went from law school to NBA podcasting.

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 sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features the NCAA, daily fantasy sports, and more.

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