Archive for March, 2011

FLASHBACK: ESPN’s Peter Keating Was First to Expose NFL and WWE Concussion Doc Joseph Maroon’s Conflicts of Interest

Published March 24th, 2011, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Introducing ‘What the Feds Must Investigate About WWE-NFL Doc Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT Concussion Product’” “Subpoena Cena: Does WWE Medical Director Joseph Maroon ’s ImPACT System Manage Concussions — Or Merely ‘Manage’ ‘Concussions’?” Before proceeding to post new material on the history and controversies surrounding Dr. Joseph Maroon’s for-profit ImPACT concussion-management product, let’s pause to […]

Cageside Seats: ‘Call for WWE Wrestlers to Stand Up’

Published March 24th, 2011, Uncategorized

Thanks to Keith Harris of Cageside Seats for his new item — inspired by this blog — urging World Wrestling Entertainment talent to provide information in the Connecticut Labor Department’s investigation of the company for independent contractor misclassification. Recommended reading: Call for WWE wrestlers to stand up for their withheld employee benefits http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/3/23/2068661/call-for-wwe-wrestlers-to-stand-up-for-their-withheld-employee

Subpoena Cena: Does WWE Medical Director Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT System Manage Concussions – Or Merely ‘Manage’ ‘Concussions’?

Published March 23rd, 2011, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Introducing ‘What the Feds Must Investigate About WWE-NFL Doc Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT Concussion Product’” John Cena, World Wrestling Entertainment’s top star, is funny enough to kill. In January 2010 he posted notes on Twitter about suffering a concussion in a televised skit and undergoing WWE medical director Joseph Maroon’s patented ImPACT testing before being […]

Introducing ‘What the Feds Must Investigate About WWE-NFL Doc Joseph Maroon’s ImPACT Concussion Product’

Published March 23rd, 2011, Uncategorized

Government football helmet investigations are in the air: the Federal Trade Commission is probing promotional safety claims by the Riddell manufacturer, at the behest of Senator Tom Udall, who also introduced a bill to codify and improve safety standards. I argue that helmet investigations, per se, are meaningless without folding them into the entire context […]

WrestleMania Preview: How Wrestlers Can File Complaints With Government Agencies (Part 2 – Connecticut Labor Department)

Published March 22nd, 2011, Uncategorized

Yesterday: Part 1, Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration   Last week I asked Glenn Marshall, Connecticut’s new labor commissioner, to explain how interested parties can share information relevant to the state’s investigation of World Wrestling Entertainment independent contractor practices. As noted previously, Marshall, formerly a Carpenters Union official, had served on the bipartisan commission […]