Archive for November, 2013

Thanksgiving Food For Thought, Part 2: What Former USA Swimming Board President Dale Neuburger Said About Mitch Ivey in Sworn Statements to a Court in 2011

Published November 28th, 2013, Uncategorized

As promised in the previous post, here — for the second time on this blog — is the full text of what Dale Neuburger, former president of the board of directors of USA Swimming, said about Mitch Ivey in Neuburger’s deposition in Jane Doe, et. al, v. United States Swimming, Inc., et al., on January 7, […]

Thanksgiving Food For Thought, Part 1: What USA Swimming CEO Chuck Wielgus Said About Mitch Ivey (and Pat Hogan) in Sworn Statements to a Court in 2010

Published November 28th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     I hope all of you, including the federal government investigators of sexual abuse and cover-up at USA Swimming, are having a happy holiday. With the curious timing of the lifetime ban last week of legacy swimming pedophile coach Mitch Ivey (combined with USA Swimming’s easily refuted insistence that the organization […]

University of California’s Account of Teammate’s Attack on Freshman Running Back Fabiano Hale Is Full of Holes

Published November 27th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Fabiano Hale, an 18-year-old University of California freshman running back from Santa Cruz, was savagely beaten by a teammate on November 1, and wound up in the hospital with a concussion — that much is clear. But based on new information I received yesterday from sources close to the Hale family, subsequent […]

Don Jacklin: Another Swim Coach, Even Older Than Mitch Ivey, With a Two-State Trail of Disturbing Anecdotes

Published November 26th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   The to-do list of Congressional investigators of USA Swimming’s historical and ongoing sex abuse and cover-up scandals is a long one. Last week geriatric legend Mitch Ivey got banned, as if that solves anything. Here’s an excellent account today in the San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24604608/mitch-ivey-famed-swim-coach-banned-sexual-misconduct. As we […]

Congress Needs to Ask USA Swimming Top Exec Pat Hogan What’s the Difference Between Him and Belatedly Banned Rapist Coach Mitch Ivey

Published November 26th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce As we’ve been reporting, infamous 64-year-old predator coach Mitch Ivey has been banned by USA Swimming, but no one should be celebrating. It’s all part of a multi-front campaign by the national sport governing body and its parent U.S. Olympic Committee to ward off mounting government investigations of systematic […]