Archive for August, 2018

Gary O’Toole, Whistleblower of Irish Swim Coach Monster George Gibney: ‘I Always Thought Peter Banks Knew Something and Said Nothing.’ Is Tampa’s Berkeley Preparatory School Still Listening to the Sound of Silence?

Published August 29th, 2018, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “BREAKING: Peter Banks — Irish-American Swim Coach With Close Ties to Rapist Former Irish Olympic Coach George Gibney and to Questions About Gibney’s American Immigration — Surfaces at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida,” August 24, http://concussioninc.net/?p=13210 “Berkeley Prep School Headmaster Joseph Seivold and Athletic Director Bobby Reinhart Must Make Their New Hire Peter Banks […]

Berkeley Prep School Headmaster Joseph Seivold and Athletic Director Bobby Reinhart Must Make Their New Hire Peter Banks Clear the Air Surrounding Any Association With Rapist Irish Olympic Swim Coach George Gibney’s U.S. Immigration

Published August 26th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida, has a new assistant swimming coach, Irish-American Peter Banks. He is an old man with a lot of transatlantic baggage. It is a time of reckoning for sexual abuse in general. As I write this, Pope Francis is completing a stormy two-day visit to […]

BREAKING: Peter Banks — Irish-American Swim Coach With Close Ties to Rapist Former Irish Olympic Coach George Gibney and to Questions About Gibney’s American Immigration — Surfaces at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida

Published August 24th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A week ago today Concussion Inc. reported that prominent Irish-American swimming coach Peter Banks — a former assistant to George Gibney and someone suspected of having helped engineer Gibney’s American immigration while an official at the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) — had lost his coaching position at a swim club […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do: San Francisco Chronicle Reminds Us, ‘Good Journalism Is Vital in Sports, Too’

Published August 20th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The San Francisco Chronicle sports section, which punted the story of the cover-up of Ted Agu’s 2014 death in Cal football and treats the global narrative of football’s safety crisis like it’s a deer tick, did something very curious last week. Under the byline of columnist Ann Killion, it ran a […]

How Much Is the Underfunded U.S. Center for SafeSport Paying PR Con Man Dan Hill? Chief Executive Shellie Pfohl Won’t Say

Published August 17th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The United States Olympic Committee’s new sex police agency, the U.S. Center for SafeSport, is off to a rocky start. The agency’s lack of meaningful independence from USA Swimming and the other USOC national sport governing bodies it is largely charged with overseeing, reviewing, and investigating is a serious enough base […]