Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features Jason Pierre-Paul’s suit against ESPN, more on the New Jersey sports betting case, and the ongoing FIFA reform.
- Michael McCann scouts the Deflategate appeal panel. Here are the judges’ court bios.
- Arbitrator orders NFL to return $100M+ withheld from players.
- Jason Pierre-Paul sues ESPN and Adam Schefter for posting his medical records. Deadspin has the complaint. Tony Iliakostas predicts Pierre-Paul will lose the case.
- Here’s the Eighth Circuit decision denying former players’ right of publicity claims against the NFL.
- St. Louis lawsuits add cost to Rams’ relocation.
- DeSean Jackson wins court case in dispute with Drew Rosenhaus over $500,000.
- Steph Stradley: why the NFL should give the Patriots their draft picks back.
- Video: Tony Iliakostas discusses the Johnny Manziel domestic violence investigation.
Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports
- Justin Fielkow: Handicapping the New Jersey sports betting rehearing en banc. Part II of John Brennan’s recap of the oral arguments.
- FanDuel and DraftKings filed their opening appellate briefs in New York.
- Penn Sports Law Symposium DFS panel slams DraftKings and FanDuel legal strategy.
- Virginia becomes first state to send DFS regulatory bill to governor.
- Mississippi bill would legalize DFS.
- FIFA reduces bans of Sepp Blatter and Michael Platini to six years.
- FIFA approves reform package including term limits and more.
- The new president of FIFA is a lawyer: Gianni Infantino.
- Nathaniel Grow explains the legal implications of Jose Reyes’s indefinite suspension.
- Buster Olney: Manfred’s domestic violence verdicts should be based on facts, not perception.
- Tony Iliakostas: agent Bart Hernandez faces uphill legal battle over human trafficking charges.
- Andrew Sensi explains why the NCAA could have suspended Grayson Allen for tripping opponents.
- Jon Solomon and Andy Schwarz write about Jim Harbaugh, spring break, and NCAA rules.
Best of the Rest
- NBPA establishes new regulations and increases fees for agents.
- USOC and USATF file motions to dismiss Nick Symmonds’s antitrust lawsuit.
- What’s in a name? Lessons in sports trademarks.
- Podcast: Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the Haywood case, Supreme Court sports cases, and the Rio Olympics.