Archive for December, 2013

As New Year Dawns, Behind-the-Scenes Drama Intensifies in Multiple Investigations of USA Swimming Coach Sex Abuse

Published December 31st, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   On the cusp of a new year, in which the Winter Games of the Olympic brand will shortly begin, there’s a lot more happening with investigations of the criminal culture of USA Swimming than the public knows. ESPN won’t even report that three members of Congress are on […]

Cal Police Report on Football Teammate Player Attack Rolls Into 2014

Published December 30th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Unless the University of California is planning a New Year’s Eve news dump, the campus police report on the November 1 teammate attack on freshman football player Fabiano Hale — originally expected to be issued this month — won’t happen until January at the earliest. On December 4, Cal spokesperson Dan […]

ESPN Needs to Tell Its Own Mitch Ivey Story in Full and Connect the Dots to Federal Investigations of USA Swimming

Published December 26th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Two days ago I reviewed Sunday’s report on ESPN’s Outside the Lines on fired University of Utah swim coach and unindicted child sex abuser Greg Winslow. OTL is the last best hope for sports investigative journalism, but its Winslow piece, though welcome, pulled way too many punches. Most unfortunately, OTL took […]

ESPN’s Greg Winslow Coach-From-Hell Story Inexplicably Not Tied to Congressional Investigation of USA Swimming

Published December 24th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Sunday aired its long-anticipated investigative package on monster fired University of Utah swim coach Greg Winslow. Correspondent Steve Delsohn and the producers worked hard for half a year before finally getting clearance for what might be OTL’s least-watched episode of the year — on a program already […]

Four Safe and Independent Ways to Keep Reporting Sex Abuse and Cover-Up in USA Swimming During the Holiday Break

Published December 21st, 2013, Uncategorized

Tomorrow ESPN’s Outside the Lines will air a package on Greg Winslow, the University of Utah swim coach who was fired in March after Concussion Inc. reported that Arizona State University police were recommending his indictment for earlier molesting a mid-teens club swimmer at the Sun Devil Aquatics club on the ASU campus. The prosecutor […]