Archive for May, 2013

USA Swimming’s New Paranoid Court Filing Reinforces FBI Investigation of Coach Sex Abuse Cover-Ups

Published May 31st, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Concussion Inc. reported exclusively three months ago that USA Swimming, the national sport governing body of the U.S. Olympic Committee under the auspices of the Amateur Sports Act, was being investigated by the Campbell, California, office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. “FBI IS INVESTIGATING USA SWIMMING AND […]

Minutes of Rapist Rick Curl’s Local Swim Committee: ‘Many “Attackers” Looking to Blame USA Swimming’

Published May 31st, 2013, Uncategorized

Shortly after admitted rapist Rick Curl slunk away from the Curl-Swim Club — first “rebranded” as CUBU, then as NCAP (“Nation’s Capital Swim Club”) — four NCAP officials attended the meeting of the Fall Competition Committee of Potomac Valley Swimming, the USA Swimming local affiliate or “LSC.” Here’s what NCAP’s Brian Pawlowicz, Tom Ugast, Pete […]

University of Maryland’s Rick Curl Scandal Highlights Collusion of College Sports Programs in the Generation-Long Sexual Abuse By Many Youth Swim Coaches

Published May 30th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The Washington Post‘s Amy Brittain is developing a crucial new angle of the back story of Rick Curl’s statutory rapes of his early-teen swimmer Kelley Davies: the decision by the University of Maryland to allow Curl to resign quietly as its head swim coach in 1988 without turning him in to […]

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, BakerHostetler Law Firm Give Concussion Inc. Pro Bono Support in ‘Doe v. Muchnick’

Published May 29th, 2013, Uncategorized

Our representation in the Doe v. Muchnick defamation suit in federal court in Maryland is being conducted pro bono by Laurie A. Babinski and Mark Bailen of the Washington office of the BakerHostetler law firm ( I was connected to Ms. Babinski and Mr. Bailen by the Arlington, Virginia-based Reporters Committee for Freedom of the […]

USA Swimming Lies About Greg Winslow Investigation — Says He Can Only Be on ‘Watch List’

Published May 29th, 2013, Uncategorized

USA Swimming is telling journalists that fired University of Utah swim coach Greg Winslow — on the cusp of indictment for earlier sexual abuse of a minor at Sun Devil Aquatics on the Arizona State University campus — cannot have an official National Board of Review hearing on the charges, which would lead to his […]