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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Labor Lessons From Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown's squeaky wheel

“The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil”

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Attorneys Foil NFL’s Junk Science Pitch in Concussion Settlement

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NFL “Disagrees” with Federal Judge and Continues to Deny Benefits to Charles Dimry

NFL disagrees with Federal Judge and ignores his order.

SEC Sues Lawyer for Defrauding Cognitively Impaired Ex-NFLers

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Perpetual Audits “Ok” Says Judge

nfl concussion settlement audit roger goodell

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“Correct the mistake,” Motion tells the Court


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Andrew Luck’s retirement shines a spotlight on two different NFLs

luck v gordon-800

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Psychology, Sociology and Law Intersect in Amon Gordon’s NFL Concussion Appeal

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NFL Concussion Settlement is Like a Wild West Shootout

Anita B. Brody

Note: This synopsis also includes the latest on the status of settlement advances with a “jump” to advance directly to that spot if you desire. New York Liberty Seek Justice for Women in Prison by Derek Helling  

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New Forms Set Retired Players Up for NFL Ambush

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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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