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 interesting MLB analysis, state DFS legislation, and more.


  • Ben Lindbergh: how teams try (and fail) to preserve their secrets.
  • Dave Cameron writes on the devaluation of analytics as intellectual property in MLB.
  • Nathaniel Grow: MLB and workers’ compensation.
  • Journal article: MLB Advanced Media and its counterproductive takedown notices to fans.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Dustin Gouker has what you need to know about MLB Commissioner Manfred “reexamining” sports gambling.
  • Maryland becomes fourth state to introduce sports betting legalization Dustin Gouker has more.
  • Meanwhile Illinois now has a bill to outlaw DFS.


  • Aaron Swerdlow discusses modernizing termination clauses in NCAA coach contracts.
  • Michigan State investigates sexual assault complaint against football players.

Best of the Rest

  • Steve Silver discusses how Justice Gorsuch could affect sports gambling, the NCAA, and sports arbitration.
  • Jason Cruz breaks down the dismissal of Golden Boy’s lawsuit against Al Haymon.
  • Russia to remain suspended for World Athletics Championships.
  • Judge reminds retired NFL players to register for concussion settlement benefits.
  • Kobe Bryant files notice of opposition to protect his “Black Mamba” trademark.
  • Interview with Jeffrey Kessler: sports antitrust guru.
  • Knowledge is power: Ford Sheild lists his top sports law books.

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