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The MLB has suspended Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes without pay through May 31 for violating its domestic violence policy. (Gregory Bull, AP file)

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 the DFS congressional hearing, the Russian doping scandal, and a proposal for a brave new NCAA world.


  • The Knight Commission considered a proposal for allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals. Here’s the full proposal from Professor Gabe Feldman.
  • Ole Miss confirms Laremy Tunsil texts.
  • Michael McCann on the fallout of the video showing an altercation involving Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.
  • Dennis Dodd looks at Leonard Fournette’s $10 million insurance policies and the unregulated world of player protection.

Fantasy Sports and Sports Gambling

  • After last week’s congressional hearing on DFS, Justin Fielkow says federal action is unlikely. Dustin Gouker agrees.  Here’s Geoff Freeman’s written testimony.
  • Mississippi becomes latest state to enact fantasy sports law.


  • NFL concussion payouts have lenders circling.
  • In a new motion, the NFL seeks a stay of the lawsuit with insurers over the concussion settlement.
  • Andrew Brandt discusses the changing world of NFL rookie contracts and agent fees.
  • Jeannie Suk looks at the Tam trademark case and how it relates to the Redskins’ case.


  • Tony Iliakostas examines the effectiveness of MLB’s domestic violence policy.
  • Nathaniel Grow on the MASN lawsuit that won’t go away.

Best of the Rest

  • A Russian doping scheme at the 2014 Olympics included medal-winners.
  • Randy Kessler: why does it seem like professional athletes often have issues with family law?
  • Judge dismisses Nick Symmonds’s challenge to Team USA’s ad ban.
  • Vijay Singh’s lawyer clashes with PGA Tour over confidentiality.
  • New book from Sarah Fields: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation.

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 a new investigation into Baylor, NFL prison sentences, and another NBA ownership fight.

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