May 12, 2020
On Monday, Panthers left tackle Russell Okung issued a statement signaling his intent to appeal the dismissal of his NLRB claim.
We applaud Mr. Okung’s efforts in seeking accountability and change.
On a related note to our readers. You’ve probably noticed that over the past 6 weeks or so that our content has been scant. I’d like to assure you that we are still here and as committed as ever to accountability journalism. Investigative journalism is sometimes slow in developing a story. That’s one of the reasons all but the largest media outlets have for the most part abandoned it. Sheilla is in investigative mode at the present time and is looking into matters similar to the ones reported by Mr. Okung. If you have tips you’d like to share, you can submit them securely and anonymously if desired by clicking here.
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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.