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July 3, 2013

Holiday Reading: ‘How We Will Know If Snuka Investigation Is Serious’ (full text from WrestlingObserver.com)

Originally published on July 1 at http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/32017-irv-muchnick-how-we-will-know-if-snuka-investigation-is-serious.   by Irvin Muchnick Though cold cases make for great prime-time TV plots, they are rarely revived i real […]
July 12, 2013

USA Swimming Hires High-Powered Sacramento Lobbyist to Fight California Sex-Abuse Legislation — Now Officially Joined at Hip With Catholic Church

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Concussion Inc. has learned that USA Swimming hired the Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni law firm — one […]
July 13, 2013

USA Swimming Crosses the Rubicon By Lobbying Against California Sex-Abuse Bill — U.S. Congress Is Watching

It’s hard to overstate the significance of yesterday’s news that USA Swimming has paid heavy-breathing lobbyist Nielsen Merksamer for the purpose of scuttling California State Senate […]
July 13, 2013

Conflicted Jill Chasson Departs As Chair of USA Swimming’s National Board of Review

by Irvin Muchnick   Jill Chasson, whose marriage to one prominent coach and adolescent relationship with another seriously compromised her ability to adjudicate a backlog of […]
July 14, 2013

More Coverage of USA Swimming, in Lockstep With Catholic Church, Lobbying Against California Sex-Abuse Legislation

Scott Reid of the Orange County Register quotes State Senator Jim Beall, sponsor of SB 131, on the implications of USA Swimming’s hire of super-lobbyist Nielsen […]
July 14, 2013

Meet the New USA Swimming National Board of Review Chair — Worse Than the Old USA Swimming National Board of Review Chair

by Irvin Muchnick   Somewhat obliquely and incompletely, a swimming news site has suggested a portion of the credit to Concussion Inc. for the resignation of […]
July 15, 2013

‘Doe v. Muchnick’ Lawsuit Settlement

Below is the text of the consent order entered today in U.S. District Court in Maryland.   Minor Plaintiff, John Doe, through his parents, James and […]
July 16, 2013

United States Masters Swimming: Where Old Perverts Make Soft Landings

by Irvin Muchnick   Whenever Congressman George Miller and his colleagues get down to brass tacks in investigating the coach sex abuse pandemic, they will find […]
July 18, 2013

Banned Virginia Coach Michael Pliuskaitis Continues to Plot Unique Challenge to USA Swimming

by Irvin Muchnick   Three weeks ago I reported on Virginia coach Michael Pliuskaitis, who was banned by USA Swimming for sexual misconduct, yet forges on, […]