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 11/4/16

Time to Go

NFL – Player’s Rights: #NFL is fighting yet another player’s disability benefits. Says court is wrong, benefits at their “ABSOLUTE discretion.” h/t @ZachZagger pic.twitter.com/e4GGCGWSPU &mda sh; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 4, 2016 NFL-NFLPA substance-abuse policy: a 41-page road map to a four-game suspension https://t.co/Qo1UXSIHXq — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 4, 2016 Roger Goodell …

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The Blitz 11/3/16

Roger Goodell

Concussion Crisis: NFL’s Latest Concussion Setback May Force Discovery w/ Insurers https://t.co/dtat0IzCfH via @TBarrabi w/ @WALLACHLEGAL & @WerlySportsLaw &mda sh; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 3, 2016 NFL loses bid to block discovery process in concussion insurance coverage case https://t.co/iBezEBxNH7 via @ProFootballTalk &m dash; Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) No vember 3, 2016 USA Football Looks To …

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The Blitz 11/2/16

Ezekiel Elliott

NFL Ratings Dive: The NFL Fully Deserves Their Massive TV Ratings Decline https://t.co/mIUzVwSlXA @PaulMBanks nails it! — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) N ovember 2, 2016 World Series Ratings Spike As NFL Strikes Out | https://t.co/f0B1UNDUSO — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 31, 2016 World Series wins big over NFL game https://t.co/IYn4pxG6QL via @ProFootballTalk — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) …

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The Blitz Special Edition: “The Nuclear Option”

sports betting

Podcast discussion with Daniel Wallach and Dan Werly: Listen in on The White Bronco New Conduct Detrimental Pod: @WALLACHLEGAL & I discuss the breaking news of NJ’s attempt to legalize sports gambling https://t.co/fBpEGhBpG4 &mdash ; Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) November 1, 2016 or i-tunes Great commentary here from @WALLACHLEGAL @WerlySportsLaw, hosts of “Conduct Detrimental” #sportslaw podcast …

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The Blitz 10/31/16

NFL

Of serious concern: Jonathan P. Baird: As the NFL’s problems grow, conscience is sidelined https://t.co/LtiGTOSKMF via @conmonitornews…… #POWERFUL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) O ctober 30, 2016 Funny lead in for a satirical look at some serious concerns Goodell continues to fertilize our shoes and tell us it’s mud https://t.co/ebLsjvhcfU via @BCgenius @thedayct You’ll want to …

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The Blitz Special Edition – Concussions and Player Safety

concussion

To start…a powerful piece from Jonathan P. Baird of the Concord Monitor about NFL apathy and the devastating aftermath of concussions at all playing levels: Jonathan P. Baird: As the NFL’s problems grow, conscience is sidelined https://t.co/LtiGTOSKMF via @conmonitornews…… #POWERFUL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 30, 2016 NFL concussion litigation: Brain Injury Association of America Files …

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The Blitz 10/29/16

Violence erupts at an NFL game

Violence against women in sports and beyond: I’ve featured some very insightful articles and of course news of where it’s happening again. Nearly 20 domestic abuse victims per minute in the U.S. Most don’t have a football league to expose their abusers. https://t.co/fUDRTalBwZ — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 28, 2016 “2 years after NFL boss vowed …

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News Blitz 10/28/16 Dirty Deeds Issue

dirty deeds

New Conduct Detrimental Podcast: Dan Werly and Daniel Wallach go deep with Deadspin reporter Diana Moskovitz on the Josh Brown fiasco. NEW: In the 2nd Conduct Detrimental pod, @WALLACHLEGAL & I talk with @DianaMoskovitz about Josh Brown & the NFL: https://t.co/IspzZWTpPX — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) October 27, 2016 If you missed Diana’s artice on why a …

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News Blitz 10/27/16

gavel on the NFL

Josh Brown domestic violence debacle: Did the NFL Try to Bully a Domestic-Violence Survivor? via @EdgeofSports @thenation https://t.co/Gp0P5oIipx This is a must read! — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 26, 2016 Fumbling of Josh Brown case reeks of corporate cronyism by NFL, owners https://t.co/yOSqxtADxx via @patrickimig — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) October 26, 2016 EDITORIAL: NFL’s greatest …

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