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 12/22/16

The Blitz

The Joe Mixon Saga and Violence Against Women in the Sporting World: Proof That Male Athletes Get Special Treatment When They Commit Crimes Against Women https://t.co/ALTpB4KPs6 via @TeenVogue — Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) December 21, 2016 Bob Stoops says he would have dismissed Joe Mixon from OU had Molitor attack occurred in 2016, …

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The Blitz 12/21/16

The Blitz

Handling of WalkieTalkieGate v. DeflateGate Highlights NFL’s Glaring Inconsistency: NFL has a “yippie-ki-yay” message to the Giants and Ben McAdoo for his unauthorized use of a walkie-talkie https://t.co/WlQrLmglar — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 20, 2016 And their rationale is? https://t.co/nSexL88uAP — Cap Space=$5,877,828 (@patscap) December 20, 2016 NFL fines, penalizes Giants 4th …

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The Blitz 12/20 16

The Blitz

Concussion Discussion: Ex-NFL player sues insurer for denying concussion claim https://t.co/bAkOoeFIzb — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 20, 2016 Deflategate v. Walkietalkiegate: Jonathan Kraft bothered by Deflategate opining so won’t comment on Giants walkie-talkies https://t.co/2ygIRHSdJy via @PhilAPerry — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 19, 2016 Walkie-talkie scandal further undermines #DeflateGate outcome …

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The Blitz 12/19/2016

The Blitz

At the “Gates”:   From DeflateGate II to walkie-talkies, the Giants are inadvertently trying their damnedest to exonerate the Patriots https://t.co/iB1eZup3f5 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 18, 2016 The Giants are getting off easy for sideline walkie-talkies https://t.co/mR7fAb2HNC via @sbnation — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 19, 2016 So where did the …

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The Blitz 12/17/16

The Blitz Weekend

Walkie-Talkiegate Cowboys want the NFL to investigate legality of Giants using walkie-talkie https://t.co/KGwIv1waVy via @thecomeback — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 17, 2016 New York Giants cooperating with NFL’s investigation on walkie-talkie incident, via @JordanRaanan https://t.co/zSo0cARL6e — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) December 17, 2016 The NFL could fine the Giants for …

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The Blitz 12/16/16

The Blitz

The Life & Death of Deflategate 2.0: As far as sequels go, Deflategate II was a huge disappointment. https://t.co/HfVFQzUylr via @ryanwilson_07 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 16, 2016 .@TomPelissero made some great catches when he “needled” Roger Goodell
https://t.co/gtkK2Lomh2 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 16, 2016 Goodell’s DeflateGate …

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The Blitz 12/15/16

The Blitz

Crimes Against Women in Sports: Part 1 of my Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Sports Trilogyhttps://t.co/HQGet0sZ10 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 15, 2016 Part 2 of my Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Sports Trilogyhttps://t.co/ivBAPnMy2o — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 15, 2016 Part 3 of my Domestic Violence and Sexual …

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The Blitz 12/14/16

The Blitz

Just When You Thought You’d Heard the Last of Deflategate I couldn’t let Deflategate 2.0 pass by without putting my 2 cents worth in.
Hope you can check it out.https://t.co/35qXppfhy2 — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 14, 2016 .@sallyjenx #Deflatgate2 take:
“Just listen to those crickets. A conspicuous hush is …

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The Blitz 12/13/16

The Blitz

NFL Concussion Settlment Review Rejected by SCOTUS BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court will not review the NFL concussion settlement. Order entered denying certiorari review. Settlement now final. — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) December 12, 2016 U.S. Supreme Court declines to review NFL concussion settlement. Here’s my @SInow legal take on why and what’s next:

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The Blitz 12/12/16

The Blitz

Cardell Hayes Convicted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Will Smith It was fascinating to watch this trial unfold on Twitter.  Kudos to the journalists and NOLA defense attorney C.J. Mordock, who kept us informed in real time as testimony and arguments were delivered, as well as the verdict.  Ramon Antonio Vargas was first to …

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