April

April 26, 2011

Senator Udall No-Comments Query on Investigation of Rigging of Concussion Tests

This morning I faxed the following to Senator Tom Udall’s press secretary, Amber McDowell. There has been no response. Please provide a statement from Senator Udall […]
April 26, 2011

‘Blumenthal backs “misclassification” bill but ducks questions about WWE’ (Manchester Journal Inquirer)

Reprinted in full with permission. Blumenthal backs ‘misclassification’ bill but ducks questions about WWE by Don Michak Manchester Journal Inquirer U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, flanked Monday […]
April 25, 2011

Muchnick Interviewed About WWE on Connecticut Radio Friday

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be interviewed by host Larry […]
April 25, 2011

Ex-NFL Player Matt Bowen: I Sandbagged My Concussion Test

Continuing last week’s line of reporting from this blog and from FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez: “Why players ‘cheat’ the concussion test” by Matt Bowen National Football Post […]
April 25, 2011

WWE Lawyer McDevitt: Company Meets ‘Most of’ Independent Contractor Requirements

Senator Richard Blumenthal will hold a press conference today at the Connecticut Construction Industries Association in Wethersfield to promote federal legislation he is co-sponsoring to curb […]
April 23, 2011

Dr. Maroon’s ImPACT Testing Part of ‘Hocus Pocus Concussion Remedy’: Author-Blogger Matt Chaney

Matt Chaney’s piece today, “Critics, Evidence Debunk ‘Concussion Testing’ in Football,” suggests that I have been far too kind in my criticisms of the ImPACT system […]
April 23, 2011

AP Story on Blumenthal Independent Contractor Initiative Cites WWE

“Worker misclassification came up during Blumenthal’s 2010 Senate campaign when it was revealed World Wrestling Entertainment was being investigated by the state for possible violations. Linda […]
April 23, 2011

Recommended Reading: Cageside Seats on the WWE-Lowell Weicker Split

“Did the McMahons force out long time board member Lowell Weicker Jr.?” by Keith Harris http://www.cagesideseats.com/2011/4/22/2127703/did-wwe-force-out-long-time-board-member-lowell-weicker-jr
April 22, 2011

More on Senator Blumenthal’s ‘Payroll Fraud Prevention Act’

The blog “Independent Contractor Compliance” has details on S. 770, the Payroll Fraud Prevention Act, co-sponsored by Connecticut’s Senator Richard Blumenthal and his Democratic colleagues Sherrod […]