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Sports wagering issues headline the Sports Law Links this week.

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 Third Circuit’s sports betting decision, the NFL Hall of Fame Game lawsuit, and more.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • New Jersey loses its sports betting case again as the Third Circuit denied its en banc appeal. Here’s the full decision. More from John Brennan, A.J. Perez, and Dan Wallach.  Brennan has highlights from the opinion.  Dan Werly breaks down the decision.  Reactions to the decision.  Is there another way for New Jersey to win the sports betting fight?
  • Massachusetts governor signs bill legalizing fantasy sports.


  • Class action suit filed over Hall of Fame Game cancellation. Here’s the complaint.  Podcast: Andrew Brandt interviews attorney Michael Avenatti who is suing the league over the cancellation.
  • NFLPA drops standard fee on representation agreement.


  • UNC vs. NCAA could be college sports’ biggest contest.
  • The Department of Education is investigating BYU under Title IX for its handling of sexual assault claims.
  • Suspension recommended for lawyer in University of Miami athletics probe.

Best of the Rest

  • Matthew Heimlich discusses the Dennis Wideman suspension and subsequent legal fallout.
  • Nathaniel Grow looks at insuring MLB contracts in the context of Prince Fielder.
  • How a federal statute allows the Olympics to be a trademark bully.
  • Texas A&M and the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a new 12th Man licensing agreement.
  • FIFA Ethics Committee clears FIFA President Gianni Infantino.
  • Professional Fighters Association formed in effort to get UFC fighters unionized.
  • Buff Bagwell sues WWE over royalties.

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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