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.
Hall of Fame Game Suit
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2106 NFL Hall of Fame Game: Lessons Not Learned
By Sheilla Dingus August 25, 2016 A festive day of excitement quickly became a day of despair for 22,000 people on August 7, when they attended an ill-fated Hall of Fame football game which could more aptly be described as non-game since the event failed to take place. Football fans from Wisconsin, Indiana, and various …
NFL Denies Connection to Hall of Fame Game
Last week, on September 9, the Pro Football Hall of Fame filed a motion to dismiss the fan suit, currently pending in the Ninth Circuit, for lack of jurisdiction. BREAKING: Pro Football HOF files motion to dismiss HOF Game lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction; seeks transfer to Ohio pic.twitter.com/pVwumnzC7S — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL)