Archive for January, 2016

Abused Former John Furlong Students File Complaint Against Canadian Judge Who Shut Out Their Testimony in Defamation Suit

Published January 23rd, 2016, Uncategorized

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2016/01/22/news/former-furlong-students-file-complaint-against-bc-supreme-court-judge   PREVIOUSLY: Rapist Swim Coach George Gibney Appears to Have Overlapped at Ireland’s Newpark School With Controversial Vancouver Olympics Chief John Furlong Published November 8th, 2015 First Nations Complainants Ask Canadian Prime Minister to Bar Olympic Boss John Furlong Pending Hearing of Abuse Allegations Published December 3rd, 2015 George Gibney Cohort John Furlong’s First […]

Jimmy Snuka March Murder Trial Date Delayed For Competency Hearing

Published January 15th, 2016, Uncategorized

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-jimmy-superfly-snuka-pretrial-hearing-20160115-story.html   Links to our 24 years of coverage: https://concussioninc.net/?p=10501

As ‘Concussion’ Movie Boomlet Draws to a Close, We Reset Our Coverage of Sexual Abuse in Swimming

Published January 14th, 2016, Uncategorized

Concussion, with Will Smith doing a bad West African accent as Dr. Bennet Omalu, under Peter Landesman’s direction, got shut out of the Academy Award nominations announced yesterday, and it is limping toward home video release. There is no dishonor in these commercial failures. I consider Concussion a middling film on a grim subject, alternately […]

On Eve of State of the Union, Know That ‘Concussion’ Hero Bennet Omalu Was Always Better Connected Than He Let On

Published January 11th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Bennet Omalu was invited by Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California to sit with her at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night. This likely means Obama will make Omalu one of the honored citizens who take staged bows during the president’s speech. Bully for all of them. […]

How Chris Nowinski Describes the Fractured Concussion Debate, And How I Do

Published January 8th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Nowinski, quoted in the Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2015/12/28/concussion-the-nfl-and-the-limits-of-empathy/:   “We’ve been doing this dance for 10 years. We know their moves before they do….  Where this is getting really bad is the NFL is pouring more money into marketing the game to children, for playing it, not just for watching it. I […]