C.M. Punk Puts Spotlight Back on Dr. Maroon’s Team and WWE ‘Wellness Policy’

Published December 8th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The pro wrestling media did a good job of interpreting the verbal volleys in hours upon hours of recent podcasts by WWE boss Vince McMahon and one of his former top performers, C.M, Punk (real name Phil Brooks), who quit earlier this year under bitter circumstances. Of course, I am a […]

Wrestling Legend Bruno Sammartino, Patient of Dr. Joseph Maroon, Jeopardizes Legacy in New Relationship With WWE

Published February 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

Bruno Sammartino, pro wrestling’s “living legend,” has buried a two-decade-old hatchet and, at age 77, renewed his relationship with WWE and boss Vince McMahon. The deal includes his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame (an even more blatant marketing gimmick than most such Halls), release of a DVD on his career, and television appearances. […]

Feds Indict Dr. Richard Rydze for Growth Hormone Trafficking — Old UPMC-Pittsburgh Steelers Colleague of ImPACT Concussion Management Charlatan Joseph Maroon

Published October 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

Here’s the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette account of Dr. Rydze’s indictment: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/pittsburgh-doctor-charged-in-ohio-with-improper-drug-distribution-658265/ Rydze made six-figure purchases of human growth hormone by credit card from Internet gray-market drug dealer Signature Pharmacy. He was busted by ESPN’s Mike Fish in this story: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3831956. I have made periodic reference to Rydze in posts centered on the far-flung Renaissance-man business interests […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Probes UPMC’s Dr. Joseph Maroon, Whose Renaissance Man Portfolio Includes ‘Real Estate Mogul’

Published September 25th, 2012, Uncategorized

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is in the middle of a series examining the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s giant footprint on the local real estate market. “UPMC has come to dominate Pittsburgh’s landscape, much like the steel industry did,” the P-G observes. As the author of the January 2012 ebook UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, I […]

Concussion Inc. Flashback: Watch Dr. Joe (“nflhealthandsafety.com”) Maroon Perform the Perfect Neurological Exam!

Published February 1st, 2012, Uncategorized

(The second title of the Concussion Inc. ebook shorts series, UPMC: Concussion Scandal Ground Zero, is now available for $1.49 on Amazon Kindle, http://amzn.to/A0HQ2g, or as a simple PDF file by remitting $1.49 to paypal@muchnick.net.)   Comedy Central: NFL’s PR Video of Dr. Joseph Maroon Conducting the Perfect Neurological Exam Published June 20th, 2011 The […]