Archive for April, 2012

Un-Ringing the Bell: Lessons From ‘Eveland v. San Marcos Unified School District’

Published April 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

by Andrew M. Blecher, M.D. / guest columnist $4.375 million is a statement.  But what exactly does it say?  School districts don’t usually hand out multi-million dollar settlements unless there is some level of culpability. Because the case of catastrophically injured Mission Hills High School football player Scott Eveland never went to trial, the truth […]

Matt Chaney: Dr. Cantu’s Latest Catastrophic Injury Report Concusses Credibility

Published April 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

Dr. Robert Cantu and colleagues have released the latest edition of their National Collegiate Athletic Association annual reports on catastrophic football injuries. See http://www.unc.edu/depts/nccsi/FBCATReport2011.pdf. It is woefully incomplete, critic Matt Chaney argues, and I agree. He says appropriate adjectives include “cavalier, deceptive, inexplicable, irresponsible, inaccurate, ignorant, sophomoric, silly, sleazy.“ Here’s the Cliff Notes version of […]

George Visger Feature From KRON4 News Now on YouTube

Published April 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

Concussion Inc. author George Visger (OUT OF MY HEAD: My Life In and Out of Football) was featured in a report on KRON4 news in San Francisco by sports anchor Vern Glenn. The piece originally on April 12, 2012 — two weeks after Visger was honored on the floor of the California State Senate in […]

Resolving Conflict in Accounts Between Olympic Gold Medal Swimmers David Berkoff and Pablo Morales

Published April 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

In my new ebook, PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal, I reproduce 2010 emails by dissident 1988 and 1992 gold medalist David Berkoff — who shortly thereafter would be reappointed to the swimming organization’s board of directors. That history is reviewed in my column today […]

Table of Contents of ‘PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal’

Published April 18th, 2012, Uncategorized

My new ebook PENN STATE IN THE POOL: The Cover-Up of the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal is available on Amazon Kindle at http://amzn.to/JoS53m, or you can get a plain PDF file by sending $1.49 via PayPal to paypal@muchnick.net. Here is the table of contents:   INTRODUCTION Chapter 1. MITCH IVEY Chapter 2. […]