Archive for April, 2011

Senator Udall No-Comments Query on Investigation of Rigging of Concussion Tests

Published April 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

This morning I faxed the following to Senator Tom Udall’s press secretary, Amber McDowell. There has been no response. Please provide a statement from Senator Udall on whether federal investigations of football helmet safety should be expanded to include investigations of sports concussion testing. This query is prompted by reports over the past week — […]

‘Blumenthal backs “misclassification” bill but ducks questions about WWE’ (Manchester Journal Inquirer)

Published April 26th, 2011, Uncategorized

Reprinted in full with permission. Blumenthal backs ‘misclassification’ bill but ducks questions about WWE by Don Michak Manchester Journal Inquirer U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, flanked Monday by state labor Commissioner Glenn Marshall and a bevy of construction industry and labor representatives, trumpeted his co-sponsorship of a bill that would protect workers from being “misclassified” as […]

Muchnick Interviewed About WWE on Connecticut Radio Friday

Published April 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be interviewed by host Larry Rifkin on “Talk of the Town” on WATR Radio, 1320 AM, in Waterbury, Connecticut, on Friday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Pacific). The live interview, […]

Ex-NFL Player Matt Bowen: I Sandbagged My Concussion Test

Published April 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

Continuing last week’s line of reporting from this blog and from FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez: “Why players ‘cheat’ the concussion test” by Matt Bowen National Football Post http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Why-players-cheat-the-concussion-test.html

WWE Lawyer McDevitt: Company Meets ‘Most of’ Independent Contractor Requirements

Published April 25th, 2011, Uncategorized

Senator Richard Blumenthal will hold a press conference today at the Connecticut Construction Industries Association in Wethersfield to promote federal legislation he is co-sponsoring to curb abuse by employers of the independent contractor classification. The state Labor Department has an ongoing investigation of alleged misclassification practices by WWE, whose co-founder and former chief executive, Linda […]