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 11/12/16

The Blitz

The Most comprehensive info you’ll find on NFL’s Ezekiel Elliott Investigation: The latest @ConductPod is up: @WALLACHLEGAL and I discuss the Ezekiel Elliott investigation with @byajperezhttps://t.co/6hdBAWaXht pic.twitter.com/bMZ2M9JhgN — Dan Werly (@WerlySportsLaw) November 11, 2016
NFL Personal Conduct Policy: With no punishment for Ereck Flowers, Giants …

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The Blitz 11/11/16

gavel on the NFL

Commissioner Goodell & the State of the NFL: A divided nation looks to a limping NFL for distraction after the election. Don’t screw this up https://t.co/9OuiB9UXRs — Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) November 10, 2016 NFL Week 10: If ratings don’t improve this weekend Roger Goodell has a problem https://t.co/k6dMFS3LQD Good stuff here …

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The Blitz Special Edition: “The Concussion Discussion”

Concussion discussion

New Research: Doctor claims treatment headed toward concussion cure
“Concussions are real. It’s a real issue.”https://t.co/LzDjgpvLIJ via @wsoctv — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 10, 2016 Player Responses: Mark Scheifele, Gabriel Landeskog leading the way in concussion awareness #NHL https://t.co/4hN5peu9G6 via @SInow — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus)

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The Blitz 11/10/16

Save Our Bolts

NFL: Chargers in Awkward Situation: The #NFL put #chargers fans in a lose-lose situation. They deserved better | For The Win https://t.co/Mgjg114K20 via @aNateScott @forthewin — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 9, 2016 After the failed stadium vote, no good options for the Chargers. @AndrewBrandt‘s analysis: https://t.co/W7L5QvW923

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The Blitz 11/9/16

Drew Brees

Drew Brees & Others Speak Out: Drew Brees says NFL players “don’t have any faith” in Roger Goodell https://t.co/0YdI0uDRFw pic.twitter.com/wyKUut0vjd — ChicagoSports (@ChicagoSports) November 8, 2016 Saints’ veterans Brees, Strief say growing mistrust is hurting NFL popularity via Mike Triplett at ESPN How the NFL Could Reverse Its …

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The Blitz 11/8/16

State of the League

State of the NFL: NFL greed=insatiable-RG has pushed 2 expand leagues reg season while preaching player safety out other side of mouth https://t.co/7fNtDDzvMr — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 8, 2016 In my latest piece, Former #Vikings Ben Leber and I discuss the #NFL CBA and current state of the league.

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The Blitz 11/7/16

gavel on the NFL

The Leadership Strategies of Roger Goodell The five pillars of Roger Goodell’s leadership strategy
Here’s the read of the day via @Sportsnet folks! https://t.co/GiyRXUCGSX — Sheilla Dingus (@SheillaDingus) November 7, 2016 Hall of Fame https://t.co/H6rIMDHY9Y — Kendra Stabler Moyes (@KendraSMoyes) November 7, 2016 Raiders’ Mark Davis tried to prevent …

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The Blitz 11/6/16

Football is Family

Ken Stabler & Hall of Shame Travesty: #asexpected HOF says posthumous enshrinees don’t get gold jacket or ring https://t.co/7xtHuHvBB6 — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) November 5, 2016 It’s not right. For ALL families of posthumously inducted players. https://t.co/WNPFlzDuP6 — Kendra Stabler Moyes (@KendraSMoyes) November 5, 2016 I’m not done yet. It’s stunningly …

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The Blitz 11/5/16 Hall of Shame Issue

NFL Hall of Shame

Hall of Shame: Hall of Fame confirms that Ken Stabler’s family won’t get ring or jacket because Stable died before induction. Welp. https://t.co/AOCER3qLMH — Diana Moskovitz (@DianaMoskovitz) November 4, 2016 Don’t give them any ideas. https://t.co/rNGfPy92p8 — Diana Moskovitz (@DianaMoskovitz) November 5, 2016 100 #NFL HOFers in ’14. …

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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) …

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