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 12/10/16

The Blitz Weekend

Speaks for Itself — Horrible! This racist letter, with a threat of physical violence, was just received by @BMarshh54 of the Denver Broncos. America. 2016. pic.twitter.com/lk8X2O6xNI — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) December 9, 2016 Victor Cruz sees a larger trend of racism after teammate’s home vandalized with swastika, KKK and Trump messages

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The Blitz 12/9/16

The Blitz

Next Scandal in NFL? (if not, it should be…) My latest article tells a sordid tale. Hope you’ll have a chance to read it.https://t.co/TftlMhjhIU — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 9, 2016 Great Recap of Day 4 of the Trial for the Murder of Saints Will Smith Recap of yesterday’s testimony in #WillSmithTrial

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The Blitz 12/8/16

The Blitz

 Day 3 Update on Cardell Hayes Trial for Murder of Will Smith: Prosecutors call on Will Smith’s friends, strangers on scene to continue building case vs. his accused murderer | https://t.co/euyJpezjLt — Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) December 8, 2016 Giants Player’s Home Vandalized with Racial Hate Messages: CBS2 EXCLUSIVE: NY Giants player Nikita …

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The Blitz 12/7/16

The Blitz

Cardell Hayes Trial for Murder of Will Smith: Will Smith’s widow recounts his final moments publicly for 1st time in riveting courtroom testimony. W/@johnsimerman https://t.co/g4h1j9xb1x — Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) December 7, 2016 Louisiana “stand your ground” law at issue in the trial of the man who killed former Saints star Will …

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The Blitz 12/6/16

The Blitz

Cardell Hayes Trial for the Murder of Will Smith: Jury selection took place in New Orleans on Monday in the murder trial of Cardell Hayes for the murder of former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith.  Voir dire questioning took place all day and was finally completed at 9:42 PM.  The jury composition is 8 …

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The Blitz 12/5/16

The Blitz

NFL News: Professional football may be experiencing the slow, inevitable crumble of a Roman-style empire https://t.co/5SBhOrd3IC — New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) December 5, 2016 Star quarterbacks incl @drewbrees & @Favre4Official put Tom Brady’s 201 wins in perspective https://t.co/ME11l5jzoC via @MikeReiss — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 4, 2016

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The Blitz 12/2/16

The Blitz

CBA Talk: The Dans discuss the new MLB CBA, and then segue into an in-depth on what to expect in the NBA.  Incl. discussion of NFL and how Trump presidency likely won’t help NFLPA in court. Also overview of how legalized sports betting could be beneficial to leagues and players.  Lots of great info you …

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The Blitz 12/1/16

The Blitz

Prescription Painkillers in the NFL: My latest:
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones to be Deposed in RX Painkiller Lawsuit https://t.co/odufrjeMFL — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 30, 2016 Interesting facts incl this 1:Individuals w/ a brain injury are more susceptible to addiction issues- Yet players are pumped w/ painkillers. https://t.co/EWVrtDtzEE — Sheilla Dingus …

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The Blitz 11/30/16

The Blitz

Lawsuits Against the NFL/NFLPA: Packers Mike Pennel sues NFL/NFLPA for failure to abide by PED policy Breaking: Packers DT Mike Pennel sues NFL/NFLPA for failing to abide by PED policy (ht @AlbertBreer) Lawsuit PDF: https://t.co/tMaWcokQmYpic.twitter.com/d09gEaIAR4 — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) November 30, 2016 Eagles Lane Johnson files DOL complaint against …

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The Blitz 11/29/16

The Blitz

The Latest Conduct Detrimental Podcast takes up issues from throughout the realm of sports law: Listen in as Dan Werly and Daniel Wallach lend their insights as to what’s next for Ezekiel Elliott and Josh Brown; Derrick Rose trial insights; new developments in the quest for legal sports betting, NCAA transfer lawsuit and just about everything …

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