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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 a new suit over the Rams’ relocation, a Manning memorabilia scheme, and arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case.


  • St. Louis sues NFL and its teams over the Rams’ relocation to Los Angeles. Here’s the petition.
  • Sheilla Dingus looks at the fight over legal fees from the NFL concussion settlement. Judge Brody issued an order for Opt Outs from the settlement.
  • Lawsuit alleges Eli Manning’s involvement in a memorabilia scheme.  Michael McCann’s analysis.
  • Morgan Slade looks at the possibility of an NFL team in London.
  • Parties fight over whether Madden game violates California’s right of publicity law.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Dan Wallach has an excellent deep dive into the pro leagues’ arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. New Jersey officials recently met with the Solicitor General about the case.
  • Could PASPA pose a problem for NFL Draft betting in Nevada?


  • NBA GMs pushing to alter in-season contract buyout and waiver process.
  • Charles Oakley fights MSG brawl charges in court.
  • Bribery in basketball: Kenyon Redfoot looks at how agency regulations fall short.


  • Former Baylor director of football operations drops libel lawsuit against Baylor and Pepper Hamilton over sexual assault report.
  • What does Justice Gorsuch mean for the future of NCAA amateurism?

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. It’s March Madness and that means plenty of NCAA news, even in sports law.

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