Archive for February, 2013

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Published February 7th, 2013, Uncategorized

This post has been deleted, consistent with a July 15, 2013, consent order in U.S. District Court in Maryland. The full text of the consent order is viewable at https://concussioninc.net/?p=7823. For new developments, follow Concussion Inc.’s coverage on July 15, 2013, and thereafter.

Repeating Our Call For Athlete Sexual Abuse Victims to Seek Resources and Support From the Federal Government

Published February 7th, 2013, Uncategorized

I am reproducing below an item first published on this blog last week. There are indications that historical victims of sex abuse in USA Swimming, including those from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, are beginning to come forward in more significant numbers. These people need to know that they are not alone and that the […]

Passing Down the Swimming Wisdom From Generation to Generation

Published February 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

Aided by the speed of youth, Curl-Burke Swim Club assistant coach Noah Rucker beat Curl-Burke Swim Club founder Rick Curl to their guilty pleas on statutory rape charges. But with his superior experience and institutional savvy, Curl beat Rucker to the USA Swimming “banned for life” list. Rucker just made it: http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewMiscArticle.aspx?TabId=1963&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en&mid=10011&ItemId=5107   Irv Muchnick

Kevin Guskiewicz — MacArthur Genius Fellow to the World, ‘Dr. No Jr.’ to Us — Pulls Out the Culture War-Gun Control Rhetoric to Defend Football

Published February 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

I’ve already skewered Kevin Guskiewicz for his banality, which I find even more offensive than his particular views on chronic traumatic encephelopathy. See “Meet the New ‘Dr. No’ of CTE — ‘MacArthur Genius Fellow’ Kevin Guskiewicz!,” December 19, 2012, https://concussioninc.net/?p=6444. But despite being a MacArthur G.F., or maybe because of it, Guskiewicz can’t stop making […]

Wrestling Legend Bruno Sammartino, Patient of Dr. Joseph Maroon, Jeopardizes Legacy in New Relationship With WWE

Published February 6th, 2013, Uncategorized

Bruno Sammartino, pro wrestling’s “living legend,” has buried a two-decade-old hatchet and, at age 77, renewed his relationship with WWE and boss Vince McMahon. The deal includes his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame (an even more blatant marketing gimmick than most such Halls), release of a DVD on his career, and television appearances. […]