Archive for September, 2013

Countdown to SB 131 Signing and Implementation — California Sex Abuse Lawsuit Law, Opposed by USA Swimming and the Catholic Church

Published September 30th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   One of the most important deadlines for the USA Swimming’s day of reckoning for a generation of unchecked and covered-up sexual abuse by coaches is October 13. That is the date by which Governor Jerry Brown must decide on SB 131, which was recently passed by the state legislature in order […]

Friday USA Swimming Sex Abuse Roundup

Published September 27th, 2013, Uncategorized

(To get on the list for direct email delivery of these Friday columns, send an email to roundup@muchnick.net.)   =============== Seven Days: The Last Week’s Headlines   As Congressman Miller Presses On, Follow the Trail of USA Swimming’s Lobbying $$$ Published September 25th, 2013 *** Must Read at MomsTeam From Katherine Starr of Safe4Athletes Published […]

Must Read at MomsTeam From Katherine Starr of Safe4Athletes

Published September 27th, 2013, Uncategorized

The USA Swimming youth coach sex abuse scandal, now under investigation by Congressman George Miller, should not become another thumb-sucker on the “societal” problem of molestation of children. Rather, it should drive a new understanding of specific markers of the power relationships between young athletes and our amateur sports system. No one grasps this aspect […]

As Congressman Miller Presses On, Follow the Trail of USA Swimming’s Lobbying $$$

Published September 25th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   A high-stakes game is playing out behind the scenes in Washington while USA Swimming chief Chuck Wielgus tries to convince Congressman George Miller and his staff at the House Committee on Education and the Workforce that the scandal of power-tripping coaches who sexually abuse their young athletes on a […]

Wishing Everyone a Reflective 100 Minutes With Sean Pamphilon’s ‘United States of Football’

Published September 22nd, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Sean Pamphilon, a one-time ESPN production assistant who has risen to the ranks of elite sports documentary filmmakers, now has produced the very best movie on the football concussion crisis, The United States of Football. Though not accessible everywhere, it has about as wide a release as possible for any nonfiction […]