Archive for July, 2012

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

Published July 30th, 2012, Uncategorized

@HarveyAraton Excellent analysis of Silas Redd situation at Penn State *** Irvin Muchnick ‏@irvmuch @HarveyAraton Silas Redd can decide whatever he wants re staying at Penn State. That’s ridiculously far down the list of public priorities. *** @HarveyAraton @irvmuch look, we’re allowed to multi-task without the implication that we’re somehow less horrified by what […]

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

Published July 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

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 orders to release internal documents — including coach complaint files — in sex abuse lawsuits. In the continuing under-the-media-radar developments in a child molestation scandal that is likely much […]

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

Published July 27th, 2012, Uncategorized

The core Olympics coverage starts today on NBC. In my article from the Olympic Swimming Trials – finally published this week at on the rebound from dithering by Yahoo Sports – I called out USA Swimming’s corporate sponsors and such see-no-evil newspaper panderers as the Omaha World-Herald. Cut from the story, for space, were […]

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

Published July 26th, 2012, Uncategorized

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 against the organization and Brian Hindson, a former club coach. More commentary will follow, but sometimes a document should be allowed to speak for itself. Here the head of […]

Did USA Swimming Lie to Washington Post and the World About When They Learned of Sex Abuse Allegations Against Coach Rick Curl?

Published July 26th, 2012, Uncategorized

Bob Allard, the San Jose attorney who represents Kelly Currin (née Davies), is hopping mad over something a USA Swimming spokesperson, Jamie Fabos Olsen, told The Washington Post for its report on the “emergency hearing” for Rick Curl, Currin’s old coach. Curl carried on a sexual relationship 30 years ago with Currin, who was one […]