Archive for October, 2013

Friday USA Swimming Sex Abuse Roundup

Published October 4th, 2013, Uncategorized

(To get on the list for direct email delivery of these Friday columns, send an email to ===============   by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Arizona Coach and Club Owner Arrested for Child Porn Bruce Rock, owner of the Pima Swim Club in Tucson and coach of the girls’ team at Mountain View High […]

Who Will Become the 100th Coach Thrown Under the Bus by the Corrupt USA Swimming Executive Leadership’s Butt-Covering ‘Safe Sport Program’?

Published October 2nd, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Charlotte, North Carolina, youth swim coach Jamie Thomas seems poised to become permanently banned member No. 93 on USA Swimming’s list of coaches expelled for sexual abuse. Thomas is having one of those “emergency hearings” — the kind the organization announces at its total discretion, when a case reaches a threshold […]

Fainaru Brothers Track the Concussion Denial Family Tree, From ‘Dr. No’ to ‘Dr. No Jr.’

Published October 2nd, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Appropriately, Dr. Joseph Maroon and his fellow “ImPACT concussion management system” developers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are front and center in separate excerpts of the book League of Denial, by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, which are published today by Sports Illustrated and ESPN: The Magazine. There is every sign that the Fainaru […]

Doctors of Denial: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Gave NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a Standing Ovation

Published October 2nd, 2013, Uncategorized

FLASHBACK OCTOBER 2011:   Congress of Neurological Surgeons Gives NFL Commissioner Goodell an Unprofessional Standing Ovation Published October 4th, 2011 Once Again — Deafening Silence on Concussions From the ‘Sports Fan Lobby’ Published October 7th, 2011 ‘Congress of Neurological Surgeons KO’s Own Credibility With Standing Ovation for NFL Commissioner Goodell’ (full text) Published October 9th, […]

Concussion Inc.’s Tim Joyce at The Hill: ‘USA Swimming slowly sinking in a deepening pool of suspicion’

Published October 1st, 2013, Uncategorized

Sometimes the best PR is no PR at all. And USA Swimming may well be learning that lesson. Not only is the beleaguered national governing body (NGB) of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) facing a Congressional inquiry into the long history of sexual abuse perpetrated by USA Swimming coaches (overseen by Rep. George Miller’s […]