In the world of sports law, 2016 was a banner year. We saw the NFL agree to pay retired players a billion dollars, rampant scandals on college campuses involving athletics, the two biggest names in daily fantasy sports agree to join forces, and, of course, Deflategate. 2017 is shaping up to be just as litigious.
The following list, organized by sport, includes a number of high profile legal cases impacting the sports industry in 2017, but is by no means exhaustive. I have also included as many links as possible to the underlying source documents and legal filings. As always, keep an eye on The White Bronco’s calendar throughout the year for key upcoming dates.