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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 the onset of NBA free agency and more NFL legal problems.


  • O.J. Mayo dismissed from the NBA for violating its anti-drug policy.
  • Alan Wilmot considers whether the NBA has a tampering problem.
  • Katlyn Gregg explains the NBA’s salary cap explosion.
  • Early entry? One and done? Thank Spencer Haywood for the privilege.
  • Could Thon Maker’s age controversy change the NBA Draft?


  • Johnny Manziel suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
  • Rolando McClain was also suspended ten games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
  • Dan Wallach has two new posts on Deflategate on whether the Second Circuit is becoming more rehearing-friendly and some inside baseball on new developments that may impact the case.
  • Court dismisses fantasy football convention’s lawsuit against the NFL.
  • Judge denies NFL’s motion to dismiss painkiller lawsuit.


  • The case against Ole Miss: what will the NCAA find when investigating the Rebels’ football team?
  • Former Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall files appeal with NCAA.


  • FIFA reduces bans on Jerome Valcke and Chung Mong-joon.
  • Youth soccer clubs sue MLS Players Union for training compensation.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Brooklyn prosecutors bust $1 billion online sports gambling ring.
  • Will Green: U.S. sports betting busts serve as a backdrop to legalization effort.

Best of the Rest

  • House bill introduced to exempt minor league baseball from minimum wage laws. Nathaniel Grow breaks down the bill.
  • Dan Werly previews this week in sports law.
  • Judge stays NHL arbitration hearing on Predators ownership dispute.



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

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