Archive for March, 2015

“’Concussion Inc.’ is an informative take on the effort to convince the public football is safe” — author John Gerdy

Published March 30th, 2015, Uncategorized

The full text of what educational activist-lecturer-author John Gerdy wrote about CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It is part of his article, “Football Reform — It’s Going to Be a Wild Ride!” is at More from here shortly on Gerdy’s own interesting history and his books on the role of […]

Irish Times: ‘Detective Appointed to Look Into George Gibney Case’

Published March 28th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A Garda (Irish police) detective superintendent has been appointed by the assistant commissioner “to engage in a fact-finding mission in relation to the former Irish Olympic swimming coach George Gibney,” the Irish Times reported today. The link is The fresh Gibney criminal investigation is launched just weeks before the U.S. […]

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman Decides (Reasonably) Not to Intervene in Arvada Public Record Matter – All Eyes on Our Fed FOIA Request for George Gibney’s Immigration Files

Published March 23rd, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Dennis Goodwin, Colorado’s child protection ombudsman, today told us he decided not to seek from the Arvada police the 1995 report on George Gibney, which the department had summarized for us but not released in its original form. (The full background is in last Wednesday’s post.) While I make a regular […]

USA Swimming Marketing Conference Features USA Today Reporter – Newspaper Management Justifies Her Participation in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandals

Published March 23rd, 2015, Uncategorized

  by Irvin Muchnick   Nine months after USA Swimming’s chief executive withdrew from the sport’s Hall of Fame in disgrace, and just weeks before a Government Accountability Office report requested by a congressman is expected to focus on the organization’s part in widespread youth coach sex abuse in national sports governing bodies, a reporter […]

U.S. Immigration Agency Official: ‘Final Review’ For Release of George Gibney Files Is Under Way

Published March 19th, 2015, Uncategorized

  In an email today to Concussion Inc., Deon T. Austin, a government information specialist at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services national records center in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, wrote: “Your case is currently awaiting Final Review and you should receive a response to your FOIA request in approximately 30 days.”     THE SERIES […]