Archive for January, 2019

University of Oregon Football Conditioning Lawsuit Brings a New Factor: ‘Only’ Near-Death

Published January 12th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In a case with obvious implications for some of Concussion Inc.’s own storylines, Yahoo Sports has the story that one of the three University of Oregon player who was hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis following January 2017 workouts is suing the school and former head football coach Willie Taggart. The link is https://sports.yahoo.com/ex-oregon-player-files-11-5-million-lawsuit-school-willie-taggart-231009298.html. […]

Solo Workout Death of Cal Football Player Bryce Turner Might — Or Might Not — Relate to the Ongoing Theme of Deaths in Offseason Team Conditioning

Published January 9th, 2019, Uncategorized

-by Irvin Muchnick   Over the weekend, news broke of the untimely death of University of California-Berkeley football player Bryce Turner, who had been stricken while working out. Various reports place his age at 19 or 20; since Turner was a redshirt sophomore, 20 sounds right. Here’s how the San Francisco Chronicle covered it: https://www.sfgate.com/collegesports/article/Cal-football-player-Bryce-Turner-dies-at-19-13511387.php. […]

George Gibney 2019: Identifying Where Irish and Americans — Law Enforcement Agencies, Government and Other Officials — Need to Interact

Published January 6th, 2019, Uncategorized

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James Martin, Pennsylvania District Attorney Whose Office Screwed Up the Murder Prosecution of Wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka — And Covered Up It and Other Cases — Runs For an Unprecedented Sixth Term

Published January 4th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   “Already the longest-serving district attorney in Lehigh County history, Jim Martin on Thursday announced that he’ll seek a sixth term. Martin, whose has been the county’s top law enforcement official since 1993, said he’s running on his 21-year record of effective crime fighting.” So reports the Allentown Morning Call, at https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-nws-da-jim-martin-running-for-sixth-term-20190103-story.html. […]

Coroner’s Report Day After Braeden Bradforth Death Documents No Intervention by Garden City Community College Athletic Trainer When Football Player Walked Away Without Answering Him

Published January 3rd, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A preliminary report by the Finney County (Kansas) coroner, recorded the day after a 19-year-old football player died from what would be determined to be exertional heat stroke (EHS), noted that Braeden Bradforth, instead of attending a team meeting after a conditioning drill, walked in the direction of his dorm room […]