July

July 31, 2012

Felony Hearing in Virginia Thursday For Swim Coach Noah Rucker – Staffer at Statutory Rapist Rick Curl’s Curl-Burke Club

Thursday, August 2, is the date of a preliminary hearing in a Fairfax County, Virginia, criminal court for Noah Rucker, a coach at the Curl-Burke Swim […]
July 30, 2012

Another Big Story on USA Swimming’s Sex Crimes

Journalist Timothy Joyce has several angles that I’ve missed. “USA Swimming Scandal — Worse Than Penn State?” http://www.wbal.com/article/92453/12/template-story/USA-Swimming-Scandal-Worse-Than-Penn-State
July 30, 2012

Lawyers Against Sex Abuse of Children Issue Open-Letter Appeal to NBC’s Bob Costas

PREVIOUSLY: Olympics Open – Where Is NBC on the USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal? Published July 27th, 2012 *** Bob Costas, Face of the Olympics: ‘Where […]
July 30, 2012

Four Questions They Probably Won’t Ask at Today’s Secret USA Swimming ‘Emergency Hearing’ For Statutory Rapist Coach Rick Curl

Today the eyes of American swimming are on three athletes with good shots at gold medals in Olympic finals: Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter men’s freestyle, […]
July 30, 2012

Bob Costas, Face of the Olympics: ‘Where Called For, Should Have Journalism, and Judiciously Should Also Have Commentary’

Good piece today on Bob Costas at Yahoo Sports’ ThePostGame: http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/london-calling-2012/201207/bob-costas-nbc-olympics-host-syracuse-hockey-andy-macwilliams?tid=the-ticket-daily. The article is mostly about the humble beginnings of his broadcast career in Syracuse. But […]
July 30, 2012

The Glamorous, My-Life-Is-Better-Than-Yours World of Harvey ‘The Multi-Tasker’ Araton

@HarveyAraton Excellent analysis of Silas Redd situation at Penn State http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnewssports/2012/07/flounders_clock_ticks_as_penn.html *** Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch @HarveyAraton Silas Redd can decide whatever he wants re staying at […]
July 29, 2012

California Supreme Court to USA Swimming: Stop Hiding Documents in Sex Abuse Cases

On Friday the California Supreme Court refused USA Swimming’s request to consider an appeal of lower court decisions affirming that the organization must comply with discovery […]
July 27, 2012

Olympics Open – Where Is NBC on the USA Swimming Sex Abuse Scandal?

The core Olympics coverage starts today on NBC. In my article from the Olympic Swimming Trials – finally published this week at MomsTEAM.com on the rebound […]
July 26, 2012

What USA Swimming Chief Chuck Wielgus Swore, on Penalty of Perjury, About Statutory Rapist Coach Rick Curl

Below is an excerpt of the May 12, 2010, deposition transcript of Chuck Wielgus, the executive director of USA Swimming, in a sexual abuse civil suit […]