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September 14, 2010

‘Entirely Appropriate’ to Examine Anew WWE’s Independent Contractor Practices

Here is how I am quoted at the end of Brian Lockhart’s article in Wednesday’s Stamford Advocate on a state audit of World Wrestling Entertainment’s use […]
September 15, 2010

‘Brain Damage’ Is No. 2 Trending Topic at Yahoo

http://search.yahoo.com/search?cs=bz&p=Brain+Damage&fr=mail-tts&fr2=ps
September 15, 2010

How Linda McMahon Will Try to Spin the State Investigation of WWE – Why the Spin Will Fail

World Wrestling Entertainment, the billion-dollar corporation effectively bankrolling and sponsoring the Senate candidacy of its co-founder and former CEO Linda McMahon, is now being audited by […]
September 15, 2010

Wrestling Observer Advocates ‘WWE Study the Issues’; Pro Wrestling Torch Advocates Schedule Reform; I Advocate Regulation

Yesterday I posted this note on Twitter: Dave Meltzer in 9/13 issue of Wrestling Observer: “I’ve long advocated WWE set up an independent agency to study […]
September 15, 2010

88% Say WWE Wrestlers Are Employees: Wrestling Observer Poll

From http://www.f4wonline.com/content/view/17555/: –Do you think WWE wrestlers are employees or independent contractors? Employees 88.2% Independent contractors 11.8%
September 15, 2010

Intrigue Deepens in Story of State Investigation of WWE and the Connection – If Any – to the Linda McMahon Senate Campaign

Brian Lockhart, the Hearst reporter who yesterday broke the story of a Connecticut state government investigation of World Wrestling Entertainment independent contractor classifications, has followed up […]
September 16, 2010

It’s the Breakthrough Year of Concussion Awareness in Sports — Will Connecticut Do Its Part?

Alan Schwarz of The New York Times, who is on his way to a Pultizer Prize for his pathbreaking reporting on concussions in sports, has a […]
September 16, 2010

WWE ‘Wellness Policy’ Bans Somas – Pain Medication or Party Drug?

In his 2007 interview by the staff of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Linda McMahon’s husband Vince explained the evolution of drug testing […]
September 16, 2010

‘Blumenthal Says He Has Nothing to Do With State WWE Audit’

New blog post by Brian Lockhart of Hearst: http://blog.ctnews.com/politicalcapitol/2010/09/16/blumenthal-says-office-has-nothing-to-do-with-state-audit-of-wwe/