January 4, 2019

James Martin, Pennsylvania District Attorney Whose Office Screwed Up the Murder Prosecution of Wrestler Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka — And Covered Up It and Other Cases — Runs For an Unprecedented Sixth Term

by Irvin Muchnick   “Already the longest-serving district attorney in Lehigh County history, Jim Martin on Thursday announced that he’ll seek a sixth term. Martin, whose […]
January 6, 2019

George Gibney 2019: Identifying Where Irish and Americans — Law Enforcement Agencies, Government and Other Officials — Need to Interact

PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS OF THIS REVIEW SERIES: “Fate of the Most Notorious At-Large Sex Criminal in the History of Global Sports (‘The First Named Coach’) Hinges on […]
January 9, 2019

Solo Workout Death of Cal Football Player Bryce Turner Might — Or Might Not — Relate to the Ongoing Theme of Deaths in Offseason Team Conditioning

-by Irvin Muchnick   Over the weekend, news broke of the untimely death of University of California-Berkeley football player Bryce Turner, who had been stricken while […]
January 12, 2019

University of Oregon Football Conditioning Lawsuit Brings a New Factor: ‘Only’ Near-Death

by Irvin Muchnick   In a case with obvious implications for some of Concussion Inc.’s own storylines, Yahoo Sports has the story that one of the […]
January 18, 2019

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Brand Signals Denial of Concussion Inc.’s Motion to Force Release of University of California-Berkeley’s 141 Pages of Secret Campus Police Reports in 2014 Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death

by Irvin Muchnick   In a tentative ruling that Concussion Inc. believes is legally unsound and logically flawed, and that we will continue to contest, Alameda […]
January 21, 2019

Did Judge Jeffrey S. Brand Say ‘Credibility’? The Cal Football Strength and Conditioning Program Review That the Court Suggests Is a Good-Faith Substitute For the Secret 141 Pages of Campus Police Records in the Ted Agu Death

by Irvin Muchnick   As we reported last week, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Brand, who earlier had warned the University of California that […]
January 24, 2019

February 1 Is the Latest Soft Deadline in USA Swimming’s Kabuki Dance With the U.S. Center for SafeSport Over Revisiting the Case of Coach Scott MacFarland’s Grooming and Abuse of Sarah Ehekircher

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve reported on how Sarah Ehekircher, asked by USA Swimming for new evidence establishing that the National Board of Review got it […]
January 25, 2019

Figure Skater John Coughlin Committed Suicide During U.S. Center for SafeSport Investigation. Also, Remember Sarah Burt.

Sarah Burt was an outstanding student and competitive swimmer who loved teaching younger kids to swim. But on June 29, 2010, she drove her car to […]
January 25, 2019

Not George Gibney (Yet) — But a Huge New Case of Irish-American Police Cooperation and Extradition Around a Sexual Abuser With a Sports Connection

The Irish Independent, at https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/former-gaa-coach-facing-up-to-400-child-abuse-charges-to-appear-in-court-today-37747844.html, reports:   “A former GAA sports coach who was arrested in the US on almost 400 child abuse charges will appear in court […]
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