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 Conversation: Growing Up Biracial in the Deep South

growing up biracial in the deep south

I’d like to thank Shannon Cason for being our first guest contributor to our new column on race, called “The Conversation.” Please give it a read.  If you’re interested in contributing and helping to keep “The Conversation” going, please DM me on twitter @SheillaDingus or shoot me an

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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/06/17/the-conversation-growing-up-biracial-in-the-deep-south/

Unpacking Roger Goodell’s Statement on George Floyd

Goodell statement on George Floyd

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/06/01/unpacking-roger-goodells-statement-on-george-floyd/

Russell Okung Continues to Fight the Good Fight

Russell Okung

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/05/12/russell-okung-continues-to-fight-the-good-fight/

Conduct Detrimental Podcast Shines Light on NFL Disability Issues

Earlier this week Daniel Wallach addressed the inquiries of the new NFL/NFLPA CBA on his sports law podcast, Conduct Detrimental.  If you didn’t catch it in real-time, you don’t want to miss any part of this series where Wallach takes an in-depth look at how changes to the CBA will adversely impact disabled retired players …

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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/05/01/conduct-detrimental-podcast-shines-light-on-nfl-disability-issues/

The COVID-19 Effect: When People Show Who They Are, Believe Them

Pinocchio DeMaurice Smith NFLPA CBA

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/27/the-covid-19-effect-when-people-show-who-they-are-believe-them/

Don’t get hurt playing under the proposed CBA

NFL NFLPA CBA MRSA

 

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/09/dont-get-hurt-playing-under-the-proposed-cba/

CBA Part 3: A look at Pensions w/o Parity and the Hospital Network

Let's Make a CBA Deal NFL NFLPA Roger Goodell

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/08/cba-part-3-a-look-at-pensions-w-o-parity-and-the-hospital-network/

NFL Owners Demand 17 Games Yet Slash Disability

NFL CBA Disability

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/08/nfl-owners-demand-17-games-yet-slash-disability/

NFL’s Plan to Divide and Conquer is Clear in Proposed CBA

NFL NFLPA CBA Divide and Conquer Roger Goodell DeMaurice Smith

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/06/nfls-plan-to-divide-and-conquer-is-clear-in-proposed-cba/

Attorney Goes on Offense Against NFL’s Spotty Misrepresentations in Gordon Case

leopards in the court

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2020/03/02/attorney-goes-on-offense-against-nfls-spotty-misrepresentations-in-gordon-case/

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