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March 17, 2015

GAO Report on Federal Law’s Sexual Abuse Reporting Requirements in Amateur Sports May Be Imminent

by Irvin Muchnick   A long-awaited report by the Government Accountability Office – the first step in now-retired Congressman George Miller’s investigations of sexual abuse and […]
March 18, 2015

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman May Ask to Inspect 1995 Arvada Police Report of Sexual Assault Complaint Against Ireland and USA Swimming’s George Gibney

by Irvin Muchnick     The Office of the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman is considering a request by Concussion Inc. to ask the Arvada police to […]
March 18, 2015

A Note on My Uncle, Irvin Bernard Figus – Killed 70 Years Ago Today at the Battle of Remagen – And the Sister Who Loved Him

Please indulge a diversion from the concussion crisis in football and the sexual abuse scandals in USA Swimming. This is the 70th anniversary of the death […]
March 19, 2015

U.S. Immigration Agency Official: ‘Final Review’ For Release of George Gibney Files Is Under Way

  In an email today to Concussion Inc., Deon T. Austin, a government information specialist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services national records center in […]
March 23, 2015

USA Swimming Marketing Conference Features USA Today Reporter – Newspaper Management Justifies Her Participation in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandals

  by Irvin Muchnick   Nine months after USA Swimming’s chief executive withdrew from the sport’s Hall of Fame in disgrace, and just weeks before a […]
March 23, 2015

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Decides (Reasonably) Not to Intervene in Arvada Public Record Matter – All Eyes on Our Fed FOIA Request for George Gibney’s Immigration Files

by Irvin Muchnick   Dennis Goodwin, Colorado’s child protection ombudsman, today told us he decided not to seek from the Arvada police the 1995 report on […]
March 28, 2015

Irish Times: ‘Detective Appointed to Look Into George Gibney Case’

by Irvin Muchnick   A Garda (Irish police) detective superintendent has been appointed by the assistant commissioner “to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to […]
March 30, 2015

“’Concussion Inc.’ is an informative take on the effort to convince the public football is safe” — author John Gerdy

The full text of what educational activist-lecturer-author John Gerdy wrote about CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It is part of his article, […]
April 2, 2015

New Arizona Law to Close ‘Greg Winslow Loophole’ For Swim Coach Abuse

by Irvin Muchnick   Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is expected to sign into law a bill passed by the state legislature that would make it likelier […]