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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 New Jersey’s continued push for sports betting, the Jon Jones arbitration decision, and the Chargers stadium vote.

Sports Gambling and Fantasy Sports

  • Ryan Rodenberg filed an amicus brief in the New Jersey sports betting case. John Brennan provides a summary and quotes from the brief.
  • Steve Silver explains why the nuclear option may be the only path to legal sports betting for now.
  • Dan Wallach looks at how a President Trump could expand sports betting through his AG appointment.


  • San Diego voters overwhelmingly reject Chargers stadium ballot measure. Andrew Brandt talks about what’s next for the Chargers.
  • The NFL has filed an opposition brief in response to the Supreme Court petition for certiorari in the concussion settlement case.
  • Podcast: A.J. Perez discusses the Ezekiel Elliott investigation.


  • Matthew Heimlich provides an update on the FIFA corruption scandal.
  • MLSPU files motion to dismiss a class action suit filed by youth clubs.

Best of the Rest

  • USADA arbitration panel suspends Jon Jones for one year. Here’s the full arbitration decision.  Jason Cruz analyzes the decision.
  • A former Illinois football player has sued the university for forcing him to return early from an injury.
  • Ben Badler argues the MLBPA should push back against international changes in the new MLB CBA.
  • NHL seeks reconsideration of decision in Derek Boogaard wrongful death suit.

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 the New Jersey sports betting repeal bill and the looming DFS merger.

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