Sheilla Dingus

Sheilla Dingus founded Advocacy for Fairness in Sports in October 2016, after a stint with Defenders of the Wall, a New England Patriots based blog where she dived deep into the legal aspects of Deflategate. Along the way, she observed many inequities in sports and felt a need to address some of the under-reported stories in sports law. She draws from her background as a former professional dancer, who like many of the athletes she writes about, took an early retirement due to orthopedic injuries. After a return trip to college she worked for a legal software company, with seven years as a Project Manager and Analyst. She brings her analytical skills to the table in breaking down complex lawsuits, and enjoys pursuing her longtime interest in journalism.

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The Blitz 11/17/16

SI - Faces of Football

#SportsLaw: Scalia didn't believe in #sportslaw but called it a great vehicle for teaching. @McCannSportsLaw proved the latter correct. #DeflateGate https://t.co/oROkxIK5w5 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 16, 2016 Domestic Violence in the Sports Leagues: MLB: Juerys Familia Investigation Familia case shows MLB must stay strong against domestic violence, via @Ackert_NYDN https://t.co/TfNUVRJALd — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) …

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The Blitz 11/16/16

The Blitz

Around the NFL: Josh Norman Speaks Out; Calls for Term Limits on the Commissioner Josh Norman: We have a new president, now let’s ‘have a new NFL commissioner’ https://t.co/MsBR04V7OE — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 16, 2016 NFL Agrees to End Ticket Price Floor, Ending 6-State AG probe NFL, State Attorneys General Reach Agreement Over “Price …

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The Blitz 11/15/16

The Blitz

Goodell’s NFL: Before Campaign, Trump Offered to Buy the Buffalo Bills https://t.co/YfuTu8nt9t via @foxsportsradio — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 15, 2016 Goodell’s realizing NFL “programming so dull it would put C-SPAN to sleep.”https://t.co/aPAaCTd3VM via @jeffmillerOCR: @ladailynews — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 14, 2016 Is the ratings rebound due to the end of the election, or …

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The Blitz 11/14/16

The Blitz

The Commish: Hypocritical Goodell no better than Trump when it comes to women, via @ebenezersamuel https://t.co/wnEf0HhOjh — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) November 12, 2016 Donald Trump’s run to the White House wasn’t a lot different than how he ran the USFL and the New Jersey Generals. https://t.co/TsSFLhexvL — Gary Myers (@garymyersNYDN) November 12, 2016 As Ratings …

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The Blitz 11/12/16

The Blitz

The Most comprehensive info you’ll find on NFL’s Ezekiel Elliott Investigation: The latest @ConductPod is up: @WALLACHLEGAL and I discuss the Ezekiel Elliott investigation with @byajperez – https://t.co/6hdBAWaXht pic.twitter.com/bMZ2M9JhgN — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) November 11, 2016 NFL Personal Conduct Policy: With no punishment for Ereck Flowers, Giants catch another break under the Personal Conduct Policy …

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The Blitz 11/11/16

gavel on the NFL

Commissioner Goodell & the State of the NFL: A divided nation looks to a limping NFL for distraction after the election. Don’t screw this up https://t.co/9OuiB9UXRs — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) November 10, 2016 NFL Week 10: If ratings don’t improve this weekend Roger Goodell has a problem https://t.co/k6dMFS3LQD Good stuff here via @upisports — …

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The Blitz Special Edition: “The Concussion Discussion”

Concussion discussion

New Research: Doctor claims treatment headed toward concussion cure “Concussions are real. It’s a real issue.”https://t.co/LzDjgpvLIJ via @wsoctv — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 10, 2016 Player Responses: Mark Scheifele, Gabriel Landeskog leading the way in concussion awareness #NHL https://t.co/4hN5peu9G6 via @SInow — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 10, 2016 Vikings’ Alex Boone acknowledges concussion dangers, ditches …

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The Blitz 11/10/16

Save Our Bolts

NFL: Chargers in Awkward Situation: The #NFL put #chargers fans in a lose-lose situation. They deserved better | For The Win https://t.co/Mgjg114K20 via @aNateScott @forthewin — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 9, 2016 After the failed stadium vote, no good options for the Chargers. @AndrewBrandt‘s analysis: https://t.co/W7L5QvW923 pic.twitter.com/FhrX70RUP1 — The MMQB (@theMMQB) November 9, 2016 Meanwhile, …

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The Blitz 11/9/16

Drew Brees

Drew Brees & Others Speak Out: Drew Brees says NFL players “don’t have any faith” in Roger Goodell https://t.co/0YdI0uDRFw pic.twitter.com/wyKUut0vjd — ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) November 8, 2016 Saints’ veterans Brees, Strief say growing mistrust is hurting NFL popularity via Mike Triplett at ESPN How the NFL Could Reverse Its TV Viewership Decline via Scott Rosner at …

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The Blitz 11/8/16

State of the League

State of the NFL: NFL greed=insatiable-RG has pushed 2 expand leagues reg season while preaching player safety out other side of mouth https://t.co/7fNtDDzvMr — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 8, 2016 In my latest piece, Former #Vikings Ben Leber and I discuss the #NFL CBA and current state of the league. https://t.co/rHR6Nkb2NI — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) …

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