Archive for April, 2014

Concussion Ink: YA Novelist Ty Roth Tackles Concussions in New Book

Published April 30th, 2014, Uncategorized

A Concussion Inc. reader, Ty Roth, writes young adult novels in his spare time from being a high school English teacher. For 20 years, he was also a football coach in football-mad Ohio, including nine as a head coach. Now Roth has followed up his first novel, So Shelly (Random House, 2011), with Goodness Falls, […]

U.S. Congress — And Fort Lauderdale’s U.S. Congresswoman — Must Take Sordid Human-Trafficking Tales of USA Swimming’s Alex Pussieldi Wherever They Lead

Published April 30th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also chair of the Democratic National Committee, represents Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, which covers much of Broward County — where youth swim coach Alex Pussieldi practiced his craft, with strong undercurrents of sexual predation, from the late nineties until last July. There the national-scale […]


Published April 29th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Alex Pussieldi, the abusive South Florida swimming coach now in exile as a television sports commentator in his native Brazil, was the subject of tips to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his unusual living arrangements with young foreign swimmers in Fort Lauderdale as long ago as the […]

Everyone Owns a Piece of Alex Pussieldi Human Trafficking and Sex Abuse Scandals — USA Swimming, Plus Local Police, Authorities, Schools, Media

Published April 28th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   As news emerges with some specifics on the work of federal agents investigating USA Swimming (see our weekend story), the City of Fort Lauderdale continues to fail to respond to Concussion Inc.’s request for more public records from its 2004 police and administrative investigations of Alex Pussieldi — and for less […]

FBI Has Begun Investigating USOC And USA Swimming Insurance Issues: Sources

Published April 26th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Sources in swimming this week told Concussion Inc. that federal agents are exploring questions of irregularities in the insurance practices of the United States Olympic Committee-sanctioned national sports governing bodies, including USA Swimming. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have shown special interest in the handling of insurance matters […]