Each week The Sports Esquires keep track of the sports law headlines so you don’t have to. This week’s edition features Messi’s tax fraud, problems at the Olympics, and more.
- Dan Werly explains the NFL’s motion to dismiss the class action painkillers suit.
- Pennsylvania AG closes LeSean McCoy investigation.
- Ben Volin discusses why NFL player contracts are different from NBA contracts.
- Paul Hornung has sued Riddell over concussions.
- Jaime Miettinen explains how the IOC’s Rule 40.3 guidelines changed the advertising game for Rio.
- Rachel Axon has a helpful update on the problems facing the Rio Olympics.
- Former Olympian Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years in prison for murdering his girlfriend.
- University of Tennessee settles Title IX sexual assault lawsuit.
- O’Bannon case takes a twist in new Supreme Court filing.
- Georgia Southern staff members provided impermissible academic assistance.
- Attorneys have sued Donald Sterling for failing to pay legal fees owed from his fight to keep the Clippers.
- Salaries soar as the NBA grows its business.
Best of the Rest
- Lionel Messi sentenced for tax fraud, though unlikely to serve prison time. Michael McCann explains the implications.
- Samuel Mann provides an update on the minor league baseball wage lawsuit.
- Lawyers discuss gambling in eSports.
- WADA extends grace period for positive tests of meldonium until September 30.
- Zach Zagger: What to watch for in sports law for the second half of 2016.