UC Davis Starts Public Records Act Clock For Request on Dr. Tanji’s Emails With Cal Officials on Review of Football Strength Coach Damon Harrington

Published May 12th, 2016, Uncategorized

“Explainer: How ‘Insider’ Access Made San Francisco Chronicle and Berkeley J-School Miss Real Story Behind Death of Cal Football’s Ted Agu,” http://concussioninc.net/?p=10931

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http://concussioninc.net/?p=11087

 

 

 

by Irvin Muchnick

 

The University of California-Davis yesterday informed Concussion Inc. that it was exercising a 14-day extension for initial response to our California Public Records Act request for copies of all emails between Dr. Jeffrey Tanji and Cal-Berkeley administrators and coaches regarding Tanji’s 2014 review of football strength and conditioning coach Damon Harrington.

In his deposition in the Ted Agu family’s wrongful death civil lawsuit — recently settled for $4.75 million — Harrington addressed questions about the review, which arose from complaints about his coaching style. The university commissioned Dr. Tanji, co-director of the sports medicine program at the UC Davis Medical Center, and former Golden State Warriors conditioning coach John Murray to look into the matter. UC Davis has said Tanji was not paid for this work.

In an email last night, Michele M. McCuen, a legal analyst for the office of the Davis campus counsel, said additional time is needed to consult with Tanji “regarding the separate and distinct records that could possibly be responsive to this request, and determine which of those records are disclosable and which are possibly exempt from disclosure. The need for this extension is also necessary for consultation among two or more components of the University of California having substantial subject matter interest therein. You can expect to receive a written determination from our office on or before May 25, 2016.”