December

December 24, 2014

George Visger’s Holiday Gift From Travelers Insurance: They Stopped Paying His Medical Bills

George Visger is a former pro football player whose legacy of nine brain surgeries and an adulthood of memory deficit are the stuff of science fiction. […]
December 22, 2014

Oregon’s Tualatin Hills Swim Club Needs to Explain the Firing of Coach Linck Bergen – Son of Disgraced Hall of Famer Paul Bergen

by Irvin Muchnick   It’s probably not the happiest of holiday seasons for Linck Bergen, who last week was coldly dismissed by the Nike-sponsored Tualatin Hills […]
December 20, 2014

With Congresswoman Speier Leading the Fight on USA Swimming Sex Abuse, Will ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ Awake From Its Five-Year-Long Slumber?

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday Concussion Inc. broke the encouraging news that Congressman George Miller, who has spearheaded federal investigations of USA Swimming sexual abuse and […]
December 19, 2014

CONGRESSWOMAN JACKIE SPEIER TAKES OVER FROM CONGRESSMAN GEORGE MILLER ON SPORTS SEX ABUSE ISSUE

Congressman George Miller, the retiring California representative who is ranking minority member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today released the following statement […]
December 18, 2014

What the Former USOC Athlete Ombudsman Probably Knows About Swimming Abuse – What He Surely Knows About Speedskating Abuse

by Irvin Muchnick   We’ve been reporting how the removal of John Ruger as the U.S. Olympic Committee’s athlete ombudsman, a statutory position, coincided with more […]
December 17, 2014

As Full Story of USOC Athlete Ombudsman Ouster Remains Concealed, Some Athletes’ Advisory Council Members Protest Terms of Successor’s Hire

by Irvin Muchnick   The year is ending without disclosure of what happened in the departure of John Ruger, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s athlete ombudsman. This […]
December 16, 2014

Olympic Swim Coach Jack Bauerle Fined And Suspended For Major Violations With His Georgia Star Chase Kalisz – One of North Baltimore Aquatic Club’s Finest

PREVIOUSLY:   Chase Kalisz’s Academic Scandal at the University of Georgia Is Just One More Blemish on the North Baltimore Aquatic Club Olympic Factory Published January […]
December 11, 2014

If Allegations Against U.S. Speedskating’s Andy Gabel Are True, They Are Crimes – Not Just ‘Crossing That Line’

by Irvin Muchnick   As we resume our examination of the U.S. Speedskating (USS) eggshell walk on the legacy of legendary skater (and former organization president) […]
December 10, 2014

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Where Concussion Inc.’s Solution Is Concussion Inc.’s Problem

by Irvin Muchnick   Like many of us, Chris Nowinski, the sports concussion advocate, is more likeable when he’s droll than when he’s earnest and brand-building. […]