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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 minor league baseball wage suits, the NFL’s CBA midpoint, and more.


  • The Seahawks will lose a draft pick and receive a fine after violating offseason workout rules.
  • The Redskins team up with a rock band to battle the government in trademark suit.
  • Halfway through the current CBA, Andrew Brandt assesses how it has affected the power balance between owners and players.
  • Is the NFL better served by suspensions or fines?


  • Why minor leagues are paid so little: a look at the lawsuits challenging the minor league wage structure.
  • MLB and the Cubs sue apparel vendors for trademark violations.
  • Harvard’s JSEL interviews MLBPA General Counsel Dave Prouty.


  • Judge rules that attorneys for former Baylor student can interview sources and request documents related to the school’s mishandling of sexual assault complaints and Title IX compliance.
  • Ivy League proposes NCAA rule to curb early recruiting of high school athletes.


  • FIFA disbands anti-racism task force, saying that it has “completely fulfilled its temporary mission.”

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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