August 20, 2018
Next month Amateurism will go on trial once again with Chief Judge Claudia Wilken of the Northern District of California presiding. Judge Wilken also heard the O’Bannon case which also focused on antitrust issues. Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has written a letter to Judge Wilken urging her to rule in favor of the athletes, and perhaps identifying a few arguments that have not yet been presented.
The letter in its entirety is embedded below.
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.