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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 a new women’s soccer CBA, the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas, and more.


  • NFL concussion settlement turns nasty as lawyers and others fight over the payout to players.
  • Michael McCann and Robert Raiola explain how the Raiders moving to Las Vegas means higher net pay for players.
  • Nashville judge rules in favor of the Titans and against a corporate food service vendor.
  • Lane Johnson amends lawsuit against the NFL and NFLPA to include evident partiality claim.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New Jersey sports betting case should have a decision from the Supreme Court on certiorari by summer.
  • The Raiders’ relocation offers an opportunity for gambling advocates.
  • Could new statements from team executives affect sports gambling cases?
  • Arkansas legalizes DFS.


  • U.S. women and U.S. Soccer end labor dispute and agree to new CBA. Inside the long days and late nights that forged the agreement.  More details on the changes, including more pay and better travel arrangements.


  • Judge partially denies motion to dismiss Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard’s defamation case against Al Jazeera.
  • Brandon Sneed looks at the life of one of the first active minor leaguers involved in the class action wage lawsuit.

Best of the Rest

  • USA gymnastics doctor accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 girls and women.
  • Buss family feud over Lakers ends with Jeanie as controlling owner.
  • North Carolina may host college championships again after NCAA ruling.
  • Kevin Trahan: did Northwestern basketball run off Johnnie Vassar?

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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