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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 Cardinals’ punishment for hacking the Astros, NFL domestic violence issues, and more.


  • Michael McCann and Robert Raiola break down Super Bowl tax law.
  • David Kluft reviews the past year in NFL-related intellectual property litigation.
  • Inside the NFL’s domestic violence punishment problem.
  • Everything you need to know about the NFL’s investigation into Ezekiel Elliott.
  • 49ers ask court to confirm arbitration award against Aldon Smith.
  • A tale of two lawsuits: painkillers in the NFL.
  • Former cheerleader sues NFL for low wages. DeMaurice Smith’s thoughts on the situation.
  • From Big Law to NFLPA, interview with Ahmad Nassar.


  • Shut it down: Sean Dotson explains why Baylor football should receive the death penalty.
  • The NCAA has settled the Alston cost of attendance case for $208.7 million.
  • NLRB general counsel opines that college athletes are employees. More from Jon Solomon.
  • NCAA moves to dismiss suit challenging transfer rules. Northwestern moved to dismiss the case separately.
  • Arkansas seeks immunity from Title IX.


  • MLB orders Cardinals to forfeit two picks and pay $2 million to Astors over hacking scandal. The Conduct Detrimental Podcast on the penalties.
  • MLB’s investigation of Jeurys Familia is moving at a snail’s pace.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New Jersey DFS bill clears committee.
  • Recap of the state of sports betting.

Best of the Rest

  • Nathaniel Grow: big data in the big leagues – protecting trade secrets in pro sports.
  • Jason Fitzgerald recaps Tulane’s annual football negotiation competition.
  • NHL loses judgment after arguing former players are “mere puppets.”
  • Discovery takes center stage in boxer Deontay Wilder’s case against Alexander Povetkin.
  • New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson settles lawsuit over nonvoting shares of the teams.
  • Podcast: Jaime Miettinen discusses the USFL and sports law history.

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 new sports gambling legislation, the Lane Johnson lawsuit, and the looming Supreme Court decision on the New Jersey sports betting case.

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