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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 more sexual assault lawsuits against Baylor and concussions in the NFL and NHL.


  • Turf company seeks dismissal of Demeco Ryan’s lawsuit over poor field conditions at NRG Stadium.
  • New concussion lawsuit alleges fraud and wrongful death against the NFL.
  • Court rejects NFL’s motion to dismiss concussion case on statute of limitation grounds.
  • Sheilla Dingus: are prescription painkillers an NFL-sanctioned PED?
  • Podcast: with the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Conduct Detrimental crew rehashes Deflategate one more time with Ben Volin.


  • More Title IX lawsuits filed against Baylor. This one alleges retaliation by former assistant vice president of financial aid.  This one alleges 52 rapes over four years.  Michael McCann analyzes the latest lawsuit.


  • MLB scouts appeal antitrust case against the league.
  • Travis Sawchik: baseball’s embattled middle class and how it could affect MLB labor peace.
  • Podcast: Peter Ott talks with Pat Kessock about MLB service time manipulation.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Dustin Gouker: Georgia takes another swing at fantasy sports legislation.
  • Could silence on DraftKings/FanDuel merger indicate antitrust concerns?

Best of the Rest

  • Justin Fielkow explains how the BOTS Act attempts to ensure equitable access to tickets.
  • Court grants Al Haymon’s motion for summary judgment and dismisses Golden Boy’s antitrust lawsuit.
  • Wiser heads prevail with current NHL concussion protocol.
  • How teams use players like Mo Williams in schemes to reach the salary floor.
  • Lawyers find careers in combat sports law.

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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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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