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 Blitz – Chargers Relocation Special 1/13/17

The Blitz - Chargers Relocation

Best of the Articles: .@mikefreemanNFL really nails this!#Chargers Move to LA Just the Latest Example of How Greed Wins in the NFL https://t.co/vU4OaWej1X — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 12, 2017 Emotional San Diego fans dump now-unwanted Chargers gear in front of team facility https://t.co/SxICwyWKNf pic.twitter.com/aqk99Mrpvu — For …

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The Blitz 1/12/17

The Blitz

This is not getting much attention…one of the NFL’s “dirty little secrets.”  NFL Admits Denial of Veteran Player’s Disability Benefits Without Review of Medical Records https://t.co/CFY9ULkIaz via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017
I normally don’t ask for shares and RT’s but on this one I’ll make exception. …

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The Blitz 1/11/17

The Blitz

NFL Sidelines: My latest article examines #Eagles Lane Johnson’s lawsuit against #NFL, & NFLPAhttps://t.co/qp4Nm7akXZ via @SheillaDingus — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 11, 2017 Report: Suspended linebacker Daryl Washington to seek reinstatement in March https://t.co/KfYTLwqsr3 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 10, 2017 ICYMI
Strikes For Kids Charity Files Emergency …

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The Blitz 1/10/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: 100 #NFL HOFers in ’14. Do nothing & 51 will die of #dementia incl. 24 w/ #CTE; 10 will die of #stroke. #NFLPA @espn pic.twitter.com/SyEOgA4EG1 — NFLCSFacts (@NFLObjectors) February 7, 2016
Study indicates that adults who experience a concussion are 3X more likely …

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The Blitz 1/9/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: The NFL proves once again their concussion protocol is bullshit https://t.co/8tx41qLW3u Spot on observations from @phillipbupp — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 9, 2017 Take it from me who has had two concussions, the NFL once again did everything wrong when it comes to handling concussions. https://t.co/KtPJ9LbDhO — Phillip Bupp …

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The Blitz 1/7/17

The Blitz - Weekend Edition

Lane Johnson Takes on the NFL and NFLPA Statement from Lane Johnson’s lawyer Steve Zashin. pic.twitter.com/ArXScY0Ex0 — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 6, 2017 BREAKING: Eagles OT Lane Johnson files lawsuit v. NFL and NFLPA (via @AlbertBreer). Exclusive PDF of the suit: https://t.co/DxhVZCrDcu pic.twitter.com/sU3fGqAvkm — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) January 6, …

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The Blitz 1/6/17

The Blitz

NCAA Notes: Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post takes on the Seventh Circuit: Federal judges just compared college athletes to prisoners in their lack of ability to seek employee status. https://t.co/1vYEiHExSM — Warren K. Zola (@WarrenKZola) January 5, 2017 All self inflicted spending, most on bloated salaries and unnecessary amenities. https://t.co/Q2n7r1FcTw — …

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The Blitz 1/5/17

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: Outstanding piece about some outstanding work! This is the most important article (on the NFL and CTE) I’ve ever written. Please read my latest: https://t.co/x49Vd0ocTd @BrandiWinans — Blake Yagman (@BlakeYagman) January 4, 2017 Ex-NHL Players Want Concussion Class Cert. Docs Unsealed https://t.co/gh78rwDvk4 via @ZachZagger pic.twitter.com/1XigE4wRKp — Sheilla …

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The Blitz 1/4/17

The Blitz

Top Sports Law Stories of 2016: In this year-end wrap-up, Dan Werly, Daniel Wallach, along with guest Ian Gunn discuss the biggest sports/sports law stories of the past year.  For me there were some surprises on the list.  Stimulating discussion, great review, and an idea of what to watch for as this year unfolds. NEW …

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The Blitz 1/3/17

The Blitz

Joe Mixon Plays in Sugar Bowl As Joe Mixon plays in Sugar Bowl, fans chant, ‘He hits women’ https://t.co/EtjLVaPu5P — Social In Okla City (@SocialNOklaCity) January 3, 2017
Title IX: Lawyers weigh in on Title IX defense in Haskell rape case https://t.co/3Qk1U5oRQC — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) January 2, 2017 Via …

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