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October 10, 2019
Dear Friend of Advocacy for Fairness in Sports,

Advocacy for Fairness in Sports is under a malware attack!

On Tuesday, I attempted to access a state court docket to learn more about a lawsuit I'd recently become aware of in which an NFL player was seeking to reclassify players as full-time rather than seasonal employees.  The Pennsylvania state court website instructed those seeking docket access to download an app, which I did.  Unfortunately, the download was infected with a virus and other malware that I've been trying unsuccessfully to eradicate ever since.

The malware takes control of a computer and overrides its administrator, thus making it virtually impossible to remove. The solution appears to be replacing the computer, which leaves me in a precarious spot due to several unexpected expenses.

I've poured a lot of personal resources into Advocacy for Fairness in Sports from the beginning until the time we incorporated as a nonprofit.  In July we conducted our first fundraising drive, which was relatively successful.  Sincere thanks to all who donated!  Just prior to the malware attack, we completed our first quarterly financial statement.

As you can see, we are currently riding on July’s donations as expenses for August and September have exceeded donations, and we are expecting an extremely high PACER bill for this quarter since docket activity has been quite busy.  We are committed to continuing to bring you stories that no one else is reporting and diving deep into the legal cases that affect the wellbeing of athletes but cannot do so with the vigor that we endeavor to without your continued help and support.

On a positive note, Advocacy for Fairness in Sports has delivered many exclusive stories and has been successful in obtaining off the docket filings in the NFL Concussion Settlement that will have great impact on players seeking to collect awards.  We’ve also, through your support increased the quantity and scope of our reporting and we want to continue moving aggressively in this direction.

We ask that you contribute whatever your budget will allow to help us through the immediate hurdle and the routine expenses of reporting.  Many major outlets have abandoned investigative journalism, especially in sports because it’s time-consuming and expensive, and they prefer generating clicks through social media influencers with hot takes rather than the pursuit of true journalism with clarity and moral force behind it.  The kind of reporting that facilitates change.  Please support our efforts in this regard and we’ll keep giving it everything we’ve got.

We are a 501(c)(3) charity that can be confirmed with the IRS by calling and providing our EIN number: 83-4527989.  As such, your kind donation is tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.  You can make your donation quickly (anonymously if desired) and securely with PayPal or through our credit card processing company by clicking below.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Note to our subscribers:  Our newsletter to Retired NFL players went out on Monday, just prior to the malware attack on Tuesday.  Our apologies for the timing on this one.  To our General News subscribers, there will not be a monthly newsletter for the month of October, but we should be resuming our normal schedule in November.  For all the latest, please visit

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