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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New Forms Set Retired Players Up for NFL Ambush

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/16/new-forms-set-retired-players-up-for-nfl-ambush/

NFL Settlement Attorneys Appeal Fee Issues to Third Circuit

Bonus: must-read – from Deadspin: “He had Stage 4 CTE, but the NFL Said Dad Wasn’t Sick” By Dom Cosentino  
George Andrie, an original member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed Doomsday Defense, had Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death last August at the age of 78, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/14/nfl-settlement-attorneys-appeal-fee-issues-to-third-circuit/

Documents Galore! (And me underneath the pile)

Sheilla buried in documents

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/10/documents-galore-and-me-underneath-the-pile/

The NFL Now Thinks Having Dementia is a Crime

Roger Goodell Wants to Send Former Players to Prison for Dementia Symptoms

In fact, the NFL now considers it a crime punishable by a 20-year prison term!

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/08/03/the-nfl-now-thinks-having-dementia-is-a-crime/

NFL Disability Feeds Another Player to the Lions

Darren Mickell thrown to lions by #NFL Roger Goodell John Mara, Jed York, Clark Hunt , Mark Davis

Speaking of Throwing Players to the Lions… The  NFL Concussion Settlement has done more than its share.  Today Amon and Roxanne Gordon, represented by Wendy Fleishman of Lieff Cabraser filed an appeal of the denial of Amon’s settlement award after the NFL was given four times to challenge it and attempt to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/29/nfl-disability-feeds-another-player-to-the-lions/

NFL Disability Pulls Rug From Under Player Disabled Since ’82

Delvin Williams NFL Disability Roger Goodell Groom Law

NFL Concussion Settlement News: Chris Seeger Submitted his third post-effective date fee petition on July 25. Click below to access the complete document. 

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/28/nfl-disability-pulls-rug-from-under-player-disabled-since-82/

Layers of Fraud Revealed in a Scheme to Defraud Brain-Injured Former NFLers

Tim Howard-NFL Concussion Settlement -Fraud

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/22/layers-of-fraud-revealed-in-a-scheme-to-defraud-brain-injured-former-nflers/

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

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/20/why-does-a-federal-judge-insist-on-giving-the-nfl-multiple-get-out-of-jail-free-cards-for-drug-violations/

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/

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

settlement funder mandate nfl concussion settlement

Permanent link to this article: https://advocacyforfairnessinsports.org/2019/07/15/funder-wants-to-know-why-concussion-settlement-isnt-in-compliance-with-3rd-circuit-mandate/

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