Archive for June, 2012

Road to Omaha: Substitute ‘USA Swimming’ for ‘Penn State’

Published June 24th, 2012, Uncategorized

An instructive takeout on the Sandusky verdict from The Daily Beast: “It wasn’t just university leadership that enabled Jerry Sandusky. It was a system that discourages making waves at all costs — and it infects every corner of America.” “Penn State Values,” Paul Campos, The Olympic Swimming Trials start tomorrow at the CenturyLink Center […]

Muchnick on Twitter: Where the Sandusky Verdict Leaves the USA Swimming Youth Coach Sex Abuse Scandal

Published June 22nd, 2012, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch Will USA Swimming offer truth and reconciliation for coach sex abuse victims? (cont.) Next week I’ll be in Omaha for the Sandusky-parallel story of the USA Swimming coaches who have molested 100s of girls. Piece on swimming sex abuse, commissioned by Yahoo Sports affiliate, pegged to the Olympic Trials. […]

Will USA Swimming Offer Truth and Reconciliation for Coach Sex Abuse Victims?

Published June 22nd, 2012, Uncategorized

Tonight the jury in Pennsylvania found Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach, guilty of 45 of 48 counts of molesting boys. Next week I will travel to Omaha for a follow-up on the little-noticed parallel story of the dozens of USA Swimming club coaches who have molested, most likely, hundreds of girls. […]

Sandusky: Guilty. Will Verdict Turn Attention to USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal?

Published June 22nd, 2012, Uncategorized

I’ll be writing about the wider, but less reported, sex crimes in youth swimming next week from the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, for Yahoo Sports’ affiliate   Irv Muchnick

Andrew Stewart Court Win a Chink in NFL Retirement Plan’s Legal Armor

Published June 19th, 2012, Uncategorized

A federal district court in Maryland has ruled in favor of retired player Andrew Stewart in his lawsuit against the Bert Bell / Pete Rozelle NFL Retirement Plan over disability benefits. Judge William D. Quarles, Jr.’s summary judgment, issued yesterday, holds that the plan violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and orders […]