Archive for December, 2014

George Visger’s Holiday Gift From Travelers Insurance: They Stopped Paying His Medical Bills

Published December 24th, 2014, Uncategorized

George Visger is a former pro football player whose legacy of nine brain surgeries and an adulthood of memory deficit are the stuff of science fiction. He is the author of a 2012 ebook short for Concussion Inc., OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football (available on Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/znZuiL, or as a PDF […]

Oregon’s Tualatin Hills Swim Club Needs to Explain the Firing of Coach Linck Bergen – Son of Disgraced Hall of Famer Paul Bergen

Published December 22nd, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   It’s probably not the happiest of holiday seasons for Linck Bergen, who last week was coldly dismissed by the Nike-sponsored Tualatin Hills Swim Club in Oregon, where he had been on the staff for 15 years, 10 of them as head coach. Portland’s Oregonian has what little is known about this […]

With Congresswoman Speier Leading the Fight on USA Swimming Sex Abuse, Will ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ Awake From Its Five-Year-Long Slumber?

Published December 20th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday Concussion Inc. broke the encouraging news that Congressman George Miller, who has spearheaded federal investigations of USA Swimming sexual abuse and cover-up for the last year and a half but is now retiring, handed the baton to a new leader. In securing the commitment of a fellow California Democrat, Congresswoman […]

CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE SPEIER TAKES OVER FROM CONGRESSMAN GEORGE MILLER ON SPORTS SEX ABUSE ISSUE

Published December 19th, 2014, Uncategorized

Congressman George Miller, the retiring California representative who is ranking minority member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement to Concussion Inc. regarding the Capitol Hill future of the issue of youth coach sexual abuse in sports:   “We are thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who […]

What the Former USOC Athlete Ombudsman Probably Knows About Swimming Abuse – What He Surely Knows About Speedskating Abuse

Published December 18th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve been reporting how the removal of John Ruger as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s athlete ombudsman, a statutory position, coincided with more heated investigations this year of sexual abuse cover-up by the USOC’s national governing bodies, or NGB’s – notably USA Swimming and U.S. Speedskating. Given the number of cases and […]