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 12/25/16

Merry Christmas from Advocacy for Fairness in Sports

NFL Talk: Bill Belichick for “Executive of the Year”? @BenVolin makes the case for BB, who’s never won the award: https://t.co/MJ5gfPiDf4 — Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) December 25, 2016 Vikings leak to ESPN that defensive back mutiny lasted only one series; the all-22 tape will eventually resolve it https://t.co/kX5n7Z0JTb — …

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The Blitz 12/24/16

Happy Hanukkah from The Blitz

Highlight Reel: I placed two highlights you don’t want to miss at the top of today’s Blitz. The first is Conduct Detrimental Podcast #10 in which the two Dans take on all the major sports law stories of the month of December.  You’ll need some good conversation points for all the family and friends gatherings …

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The Blitz 12/23/16

The Blitz

NFL is Consistently Inconsistent: It’s time the NFL fixes its awful officiating https://t.co/F72GPf1tzl via @btsteelcurtain — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 22, 2016 Walkileaks: Roger Goodell Has Lost The Will To Punish Teams https://t.co/dsVVO5En0T — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) December 22, 2016 The NFL season is just a bunch of fashion fines …

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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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