Archive for March, 2015

A Note on My Uncle, Irvin Bernard Figus – Killed 70 Years Ago Today at the Battle of Remagen – And the Sister Who Loved Him

Published March 18th, 2015, Uncategorized

Please indulge a diversion from the concussion crisis in football and the sexual abuse scandals in USA Swimming. This is the 70th anniversary of the death of my uncle and namesake, Irvin Bernard Figus, at the Battle of Remagen Bridge, an offshoot of the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, which hastened the end of […]

Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman May Ask to Inspect 1995 Arvada Police Report of Sexual Assault Complaint Against Ireland and USA Swimming’s George Gibney

Published March 18th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     The Office of the Colorado Child Protection Ombudsman is considering a request by Concussion Inc. to ask the Arvada police to release to the ombudsman a 1995 report of a complaint of a sexual assault against George Gibney, a coach at the North Jeffco Swim Team whose past sexual abuse […]

GAO Report on Federal Law’s Sexual Abuse Reporting Requirements in Amateur Sports May Be Imminent

Published March 17th, 2015, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   A long-awaited report by the Government Accountability Office – the first step in now-retired Congressman George Miller’s investigations of sexual abuse and cover-up at USA Swimming – may be released as early as next month. Sources close to the minority on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce told Concussion […]

Reprint of Sunday Times Article on ConcussionInc.’s Reports of Investigations of George Gibney by Colorado Police

Published March 16th, 2015, Uncategorized

Below is the full text of the article in the Irish edition of London’s Sunday Times. It is reprinted with permission. © Times Newspapers Limited 2015   Disgraced coach Gibney investigated in America By Justine McCarthy 15 March 2015 AMERICAN police investigated a complaint of sexual assault made by a young swimmer against George Gibney, the […]

“[Muchnick’s] arguments will resonate, not only with football aficionados …” — Publishers Weekly

Published March 16th, 2015, Uncategorized

Full text of the Publishers Weekly review of CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It is viewable at this link: http://publishersweekly.com/978-1-77041-138-8   CONCUSSION INC.: The End of Football As We Know It is available, in either book or Kindle ebook form, at http://amzn.to/1yQNPXY. For the $19.95 list price, you also can order an autographed […]