Archive for July, 2014

Muchnick in the Christian Science Monitor on California’s New ‘Football Safety’ Law

Published July 24th, 2014, Uncategorized

CONCUSSION INC: The End of Football As We Know It will be published later this year by ECW Press.   Thank you to the Monitor‘s Gloria Goodale for her coverage.   California moves to limit school football injuries. But is the sport fixable?

Detective in 2008 Roberto Caragol Case: ‘The Investigation Did Not Expand Into Additional Suspects’ (i.e., USA Swimming’s Alex Pussieldi)

Published July 17th, 2014, Uncategorized

  by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Broward County Sheriff’s Detective Jennifer Montgomery is the police officer who fielded the 2008 tip from AOL regarding the Internet child pornography circulated by Roberto Caragol, a colleague of Alex Pussieldi on the swim coaching staff at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. Concussion Inc. just completed […]

Time For Women’s Sports Foundation to Disclose Financial Ties to USA Swimming and U.S. Olympic Committee

Published July 11th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   It’s all well and good that the Women’s Sports Foundation slapped around USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus for his cover-ups of sexual abuse, and cost Wielgus induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. But on the important next step of aiding the call for a Congressional investigation of coach […]

Government Probe of Swimming Australia Coach Sex Abuse Blows Congress Out of the Water on USA Swimming – While All Lanes Lead to Alex Pussieldi’s Brazil

Published July 9th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Naturally, the only thing the American media care about swimming is that Michael Phelps has come back. But with no one except Concussion Inc. taking note, the sport’s international troubled waters just got a lot hotter, and it’s not El Niño that’s to blame. We’ve been reporting on the work of […]

Australia’s Royal Commission Shows the Way For U.S. Congress – Turns Attention From Catholic Church Priests to Swimming Coaches

Published July 7th, 2014, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Per capita, the swimming industry is bigger in Australia than in the United States. But that hasn’t stopped a royal commission investigating child sexual abuse Down Under from turning their sights on the sport’s leading national figures – or in recognizing that the crimes there are a watery mirror image of […]