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November 29, 2012

Notre Dame Football, USA Swimming — Partners in Lawyering Up on Sex Crimes

Here are some additional notes on our featured story of the last two days: “How Does Notre Dame, No. 1 in Football, Get Away With Covering […]
November 30, 2012

Notre Dame Athletic Director’s Pants Smoking — Assertion of Attorney-Client Privilege With USA Swimming in Sex Abuse Doesn’t Hold Water

“Mr. Swarbrick is not available to discuss matters performed in his capacity as an attorney and thus subject to attorney-client privilege.” Your humble blogger’s theme of […]
December 1, 2012

Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide Takes Football Another Step Closer To Its Chris Benoit

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, murdered his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins, 22 (mother of their two-month-old daughter)  this morning at home, in front of her […]
December 2, 2012

Jovan Belcher Next-Day Notes: His Brain — Like the Debate, And Unlike Duerson’s and Seau’s — Is All Over the Place

The No. 1 question I’m being asked is whether Jovan Belcher had a known concussion history. The short answer: no. The long answer: it doesn’t matter. […]
December 2, 2012

Muchnick Tweets About Corporate Media Sports Murder Self-Censorship With Dave ‘Edge of Sports’ Zirin

Dave Zirin ‏@EdgeofSports Neither Fox nor CBS mentioned the words “murder”, “Kasandra Perkins” or even “Jovan Belcher” in halftime shows. League directives? Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch @EdgeofSports […]
December 3, 2012

In Jovan Belcher Aftermath, Football’s Future Is a Social Question As Much As a Medical One

Tracking the slow or fast decline of American football, as driven by public health concerns, involves following the science, of course — in addition to following […]
December 4, 2012

Costas Gun Control Commentary Taps Into an Old Culture War … And Doesn’t Lay a Glove on King Football

On Monday night, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III dazzled ESPN’s football nation with his ball-handling. But Griffin had nothing on the verbal wizardry of NBC’s […]
December 4, 2012

Muchnick Media on Jovan Belcher; Costas Side of the Gun Commentary Upcoming

Jim Richards of Toronto’s NewsTalk1010 interviewed me yesterday about the Jovan Belcher story. You can hear the conversation at http://muchnick.net/torontonewstalk12-3-12.mp3. I’ll try to have it up […]
December 4, 2012

In Defense of Costas: He Was Addressing Gun ‘Culture’ — And He Is More Than Willing to Hold NFL to Account As Firmer Jovan Belcher Evidence Emerges

In the last two days I’ve taken some new swings at my friend Bob Costas here and here. I don’t want to exaggerate or grandstand by […]