Archive for May, 2012

BREAKING: USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal Widens With New Cases in Tennessee and Pennsylvania

Published May 17th, 2012, Uncategorized

Arrests this week of coaches in Tennessee and Pennsylvania highlight the continuing culture of denial and cover-up of sex abuse at USA Swimming, the national Olympics movement’s Congressionally sanctioned supervisor of competitive youth swimming. In the first case, Nashville’s Tennessean reports that Christopher Johnson, a student teacher at Oakland Middle School in Murfreesboro, was arrested […]

Number of Reasons to Be Making Excuses for ‘Head Games’ Filmmakers’ Lack of Transparency: None

Published May 16th, 2012, Uncategorized

The New York Times says Alan Schwarz’s associate-producing of Head Games – the Steve James film adaptation of the Chris Nowinski book, funded by the billionaire developer of the King-Devick Concussion Test (insert superscripted registered trademark keyboard shortcut here) – passed muster with the company ethics policy. Director James says he can’t talk about the […]

My Questions To ‘Head Games’ Film Funder Steve Devick — Standing By For Response

Published May 15th, 2012, Uncategorized

Please tell my readers: * the budget for the film Head Games. * the fee paid to associate producer Alan Schwarz. *  what informed your strategy to produce and distribute the film in this fashion — that is, without openly disclosing that it is a promotional vehicle for the King-Devick Test.

Bob Costas on the Background of His Interview in the Documentary ‘Head Games’

Published May 15th, 2012, Uncategorized

In response to my query, Bob Costas said: “I was aware, of course, of  Alan Schwarz’s writing on the subject for The New York Times.  Alan had just been on my program about the state of the NFL  on the NBC Sports Network, and that same weekend in Indianapolis, prior to the Super Bowl, he […]

‘Coming to a Theater Near You: The Football Concussion Crisis Documentaries’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published May 15th, 2012, Uncategorized

Ed. Note. Since submitting this article, Beyond Chron contributor Muchnick has exposed on his own blog that the Head Games film was underwritten by Chicago billionaire music and technology entrepreneur Steve Devick, and is a promotional vehicle for his King-Devick sideline concussion test, which is in development. There are a good half-dozen documentaries about the […]