Archive for December, 2013

University of California: Campus Police Investigation of Football Player’s Attack on Teammate Expected to ‘Conclude Shortly’

Published December 4th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In response to Concussion Inc.’s queries to several University of California officials — this one to campus police chief Margo Bennett — the executive director of the university’s office of public affairs today told me the police investigation of the November 1 locker room altercation that sent Cal football player Fabiano […]

Utah President’s ‘Apology’ to Swimmer’s Family Part of Appeal of Department of Education’s Dismissal of Greg Winslow Complaint; Winslow Assistants, Defender Remain on Staff

Published December 4th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce     Aftershocks of the Greg Winslow scandal at the University of Utah continue without monitoring by the mainstream media — which have simply noted that athletic director Chris Hill, who presided over the cover-up of the coach’s many-faceted abuses, survived when he probably shouldn’t have. But more is […]

See If You Can Follow USA Swimming’s Tortured Explanation of the Timing of Its Mitch Ivey Ban

Published December 3rd, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Let’s cut a swath through the foliage that is USA Swimming’s typically hairsplitting explanation of its decades of inaction regarding a sexually abusive coach in its ranks — in this case, Mitch Ivey, who was 64 years old before the organization got around to banning him last month. […]

Player-on-Player Attack Suggests the Cal Football Locker Room Has a Richie Incognito Incited by a Loose-Cannon Coach

Published December 2nd, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   It’s one thing for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League to have a locker-room culture, for which ownership and the coaching staff are ultimately responsible, by which a knucklehead like Richie Incognito could see fit to harass teammate Jonathan Martin well past the point of decency. It’s quite another […]

On Eve of Paul Bergen Junior Internationals in Portland, Olympic Gold Medalist Deena Deardurff Schmidt Begins Going Public With More Details of Bergen’s Heinous Sexual Abuse

Published December 1st, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   The evil stars are aligning as the fight escalates to hold USA Swimming’s leadership accountable and to end a generation of abuse culture and toxic cover-up. While Congressional investigators grill swimming chief Chuck Wielgus and U.S. Olympic Committee officials, a celebration takes place in Portland, over the weekend […]