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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Why Does a Federal Judge Insist on Giving the NFL Multiple Get Out of Jail Free Cards for Drug Violations?

Godfather Roger Goodell NFL painkiller lawsuit - Richard Dent - Judge William Alsup

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Why Does a Federal Judge Refuse to Hold the NFL Accountable for Drug Violations?

Godfather Roger Goodell NFL painkiller lawsuit - Richard Dent - Judge William Alsup

Richard Dent is heading back to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the second time as he seeks to hold the NFL accountable for the NFL’s deceptive and illegal use of painkillers, that have left many players permanently disabled. His appellant brief is due on August 22. Why his very competent legal team hasn’t been able to convince Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California of the NFL’s masterminding and role in the painkiller abuse is puzzling, but a recently unsealed transcript hold some clues.

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Judge Appoints Special Master to Aid NFL Settlement Investigations

Susan Lin Appointed Special Master in NFL Concussion Settlement

In a surprise order that appeared on the docket July 15, Judge Anita B. Brody appointed Philadelphia defense attorney Susan Lin “to advise the Court regarding the protection of participants’ rights in the investigative process.”

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Former NFLer Settles Lawsuit Against Pain Clinic

Jared Allen's NIL misappropriated by pain clinic

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/16/former-nfler-settles-lawsuit-against-pain-clinic/

Ex-NFLer Settles Lawsuit for Misappropriation of his Name Image and Likeness

Jared Allen's NIL misappropriated by pain clinic

Imagine minding your own business and going about your day only to get a phone call from someone saying they saw your ad, and you learn that you’ve been displayed in full-color, glossy pages advertising a pain clinic you’ve never been to, endorsing a doctor who’s never treated or examined you, and seeing “your statements” that his treatments got you to the Super Bowl.  That’s exactly what retired NFLer Jared Allen alleges in a lawsuit filed against Pain Free Life Centers and Dr. Jeff Morton.

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Jared Allen v Pain Free Life Clinic

Jared Allen v Pain Free Life

Relating to Jared Allen v Jeff Morton, Pain Free Life Centers of Michigan, LLC.

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General Interest Newsletter – July 2019

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Advocacy for Fairness in Sports General Interest Newsletter – July 2019

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Funder Wants to Know Why Concussion Settlement Isn’t in Compliance with 3rd Circuit Mandate

settlement funder mandate nfl concussion settlement

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Funder asks NFL Concussion Settlement Court to Comply with Third Circuit Mandate

settlement funder mandate nfl concussion settlement

On Friday Thrivest Specialty Funding filed a letter to Judge Brody inquiring as to why the Claim Administrator isn’t in compliance with a Third Circuit mandate.

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What do the Packers’ financials reveal about the NFL Concussion Settlement?

Packers financials NFL Concussion Settlement

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/14/what-do-the-packers-financials-reveal-about-the-nfl-concussion-settlement/