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January 3, 2016

Guest Column by Katherine Snedaker of Pink Concussions on “Omalu: The Force Awakens”

As football historian Matt Chaney is exhaustively documenting, the case of the long known, established, and named chronic traumatic encephalopathy — even in application to football […]
January 4, 2016

Historian Matt Chaney’s ‘Football Papers’ Project — Brain Injury Findings Are a Story As Old As the Invention of the Huddle

by Irvin Muchnick   We reiterate our pointer to Matt Chaney’s time line of basic media coverage of football brain injuries. This material simply blows out […]
January 5, 2016

Cosby Arrest Wasn’t Only Good News Over Holidays — U.S. Speedskating Great Andy Gabel’s Membership Is Terminated

by Irvin Muchnick   U.S. Speedskating sources have told Concussion Inc. that a campaign by dissident members — who support the stories of Bridie Farrell and […]
January 5, 2016

George Gibney Cohort John Furlong’s First Nations Victims Appeal to Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau

by Irvin Muchnick   Our January 15 hearing in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, in the Freedom of Information Act dispute over the 100-plus pages […]
January 5, 2016

Venture Capital For CTE Detection Key to ‘Concussion’ Movie’s Bennet Omalu’s Ethics-Challenged University of Pittsburgh Foundation

by Irvin Muchnick   Bennet Omalu, protagonist of Will Smith’s fictional (and at times fanciful) movie vehicle, is an equity partner in TauMark, LLC, a California […]
January 6, 2016

P.S.: West Virginia University Says Omalu-Bailes Brain Institute Is Independent

Our story yesterday on the background of the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh has added this information:   West Virginia University spokesperson John Bolt […]
January 7, 2016

Bennet Omalu Foundation’s Hybrid ‘T22’ Model Exposes Mixed Messages of Someone Who Should Be Speaking With Full Throat As a Public Intellectual

by Irvin Muchnick   PREVIOUSLY: “Venture Capital For CTE Detection Key to ‘Concussion’ Movie’s Bennet Omalu’s Ethics-Challenged University of Pittsburgh Foundation,” January 6, https://concussioninc.net/?p=10645   I […]
January 8, 2016

How Chris Nowinski Describes the Fractured Concussion Debate, And How I Do

by Irvin Muchnick   Nowinski, quoted in the Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/12/28/concussion-the-nfl-and-the-limits-of-empathy/:   “We’ve been doing this dance for 10 years. We know their moves before they […]
January 11, 2016

On Eve of State of the Union, Know That ‘Concussion’ Hero Bennet Omalu Was Always Better Connected Than He Let On

by Irvin Muchnick   Bennet Omalu was invited by Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California to sit with her at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union […]