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Mike Pennel v. NFLPA, NFL

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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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Michael Pennel

Why Packers’ Mike Pennel’s Suit Against the NFL & NFLPA Isn’t Likely to Go Far

By Sheilla Dingus December 1, 2016 UPDATED: Happily, I missed on this one.  Mike Pennel did indeed reach a settlement with the defendants forcing appointment of the correct number of arbitrators.  Read on for the background and why this case was such a longshot that eventually prevailed. On Tuesday Michael Pennel, defensive tackle for the …