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On the last day of the current session, The New York Assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state of New York.

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 legal issues at the Olympics, Maria Sharapova’s appeal, and the New York DFS bill.


  • Seventeen potential Deflategate outcomes, ranked from most likely to most absurd. Federal judge dismisses Patriots fans’ Deflategate lawsuit.
  • How lawsuits killed football helmet technology.


  • Baylor reaches contract settlement with Art Briles.
  • Does the NCAA model compromise athlete welfare?
  • Outside the Lines reports that lawyers, status, and public backlash aid college athletes in Florida.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Marc Edelman argues that a merger between FanDuel and DraftKings would not survive antitrust review.
  • New York legislature passes fantasy sports bill. Michael McCann explains why the legal battle over DFS in New York isn’t necessarily over.

The Olympics

  • IAAF upholds ban for Russian track team from Rio Olympics. The IOC vice president says it’s unlikely that the IOC will overturn the ban.
  • The White Bronco has launched a new page dedicated to covering legal issues at the Rio Olympics.


  • Frank Jackson looks back at the iconic sports law case Finley v. Kuhn.
  • MLB and MLBPA remain optimistic about CBA negotiations despite qualifying offer dispute.

Best of the Rest

  • Maria Sharapova is appealing her two-year ban. WADA confirms it will not exercise its right to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
  • What you need to know about the latest amendments to the CAS Code.
  • Caddies appeal dismissal of their bib lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

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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