Archive for February, 2013

Firestorm Over Jim Nantz’s Bizarre Concussion Comment on ‘Face the Nation’

Published February 4th, 2013, Uncategorized

Jason Lisk at USA Today‘s Big Lead Sports: “It’s one thing to defend a buddy and make claims that are opinions in support of him, it’s another [for Jim Nantz] to go on a national television program [Face the Nation] and throw out a number that women’s soccer players are 2.5 times more likely to get a concussion than […]

Bob Costas Gets It: Football ‘Fundamentally Unsustainable.’ Jim Nantz Doesn’t: ‘Women’s Soccer Players Twice As Likely to Get Concussion’

Published February 4th, 2013, Uncategorized

Bob Costas, on NBC’s Meet the Press, and Jim Nantz, on CBS’s Face the Nation, respectively commented on the future of football prior to yesterday’s Super Bowl. The scorecard reads: Of these two sportscasters with professional ties to the football establishment, only the former gets it. Costas: “For all the drama, the excitement, the strategy, […]

Flashback: Tim Joyce on the Ken Stopkotte Case and the Plight of Swimming Whistleblowers

Published February 2nd, 2013, Uncategorized

Yesterday we reported the new lawsuit in Indiana by whistleblower coach Ken Stopkotte, alleging retaliation, defamation, and malicious prosecution.The story and video at the Indianapolis ABC affiliate, rtv6, are viewable at http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/former-fishers-swim-coach-files-defamation-lawsuit-after-charges-dismissed. Last year my colleague Tim Joyce wrote the most comprehensive account of what Stopkotte did and what happened to him. The article is […]

Another Sex Abuse Whistleblower Lawsuit Against Swimming — This One Ups the Ante from Wrongful Termination to Malicious Prosecution

Published February 1st, 2013, Uncategorized

In 2010 an Indiana swim coach named Ken Stopkotte took the brave step of talking on the record with ABC’s 20/20 about the decades-old and still mostly unaddressed issue of coach sexual abuse of the underage athletes they supervise. This week, in state court in Marion County, attorney Jonathan Little filed a lawsuit on Stopkotte’s […]