August 30, 2019

Boston Globe Sports Columnist Dan Shaughnessy Thinks Basketball Legend Bob Cousy’s Presidential Medal of Freedom Speech Was Great — But Omits, Then Distorts, the Most Important Line From It

by Irvin Muchnick In an embarrassing display of the art of the sycophantic fanboy sports column, the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy last week lauded as “Oval […]
September 8, 2019

Meth Possession Arrest of Son of Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Paul Bergen Just the Start of New Round of Scandals in Florida Swimming

by Irvin Muchnick At https://swimswam.com/tampa-bay-florida-swim-coach-linck-bergen-arrested-on-meth-possession-charges/, the swimming news site SwimSwam reports the arrest in Florida on drug possession charges of coach Linck Bergen: “The 55-year old […]
September 13, 2019

Update on the Chaos — Or Worse — in Tampa Bay Area Swimming

by Irvin Muchnick The University of Tampa has not responded to Concussion Inc.’s query regarding complaints about one of its swimming coaches, Ryan Gober. We mentioned […]
September 16, 2019

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Travis Tygart, Who Helped Bury USA Swimming Sex Abuse Cases, Wins USA Swimming’s ‘Athletes’ Appreciation Award’

Over the weekend at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in St. Louis, Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, was given USA Swimming’s “Athletes’ […]
September 17, 2019

Report of Multi-Pronged Federal Grand Jury Investigation of USA Swimming, Other National Sport Governing Bodies. Is George Gibney’s Fate in the Mix?

by Irvin Muchnick Scott Reid of the Orange County Register last week published the first major media report I’ve read of the broad and explosive federal […]
September 17, 2019

Greater Tampa Swim Association’s Todd Hoffmeier Doesn’t Respond to Question of Whether His Sister Is a Source of Anonymous Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ryan Gober

PREVIOUSLY: Meth Possession Arrest of Son of Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Paul Bergen Just the Start of New Round of Scandals in Florida Swimming September […]
September 18, 2019

Tanya Birch — Sister of Tampa Swim Coach Todd Hoffmeier — Seems to Be Using a Fake Email Account. She’s a Window Into a History of Widespread USA Swimming Abuse.

by Irvin Muchnick In the last week and a half, Concussion Inc.’s reporting on new turmoil in the Tampa Bay Area swimming scene has dovetailed with […]
September 23, 2019

In Our Public Records Act Case For UC Berkeley Documents in 2014 Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up, Former $300,000+ Executive Solly Fulp Will Be Deposed in San Francisco on October 3

by Irvin Muchnick Last month I reintroduced one of the central figures in the University of California-Berkeley cover-up of the 2014 football conditioning death of Ted […]
October 1, 2019

Flashback: My 2003 Los Angeles Times Magazine Article ‘Welcome to Plantation Football’

With the passage of and signing by California Governor Gavin Newsom of legislation allowing college athletes to get paid for licensing their names and likenesses, I […]
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