Archive for March, 2016

University of California Says There Are ‘No Secret Terms’ in Ted Agu Football Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement — But Difficult Questions Persist in the End Game

Published March 31st, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Some time soon, possibly right after an early April court hearing, the major news media will pick up on something Concussion Inc. has been telling you about for a while: the big-bucks settlement by which the University of California-Berkeley will wash its hands of what was something very close to […]

New York Times Out-Insults the NFL — And Changes Nothing in the National Football Debate With Its Equivocal, High-Level Coverage

Published March 31st, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Everyone is cheering on the New York Times. And hey, I am, too. Anything that puts the National Football League on its heels is a good day’s work. But enough with the cable news-worthy dueling letters between the Times’ high-priced lawyers and the NFL’s high-priced lawyers over whether reporter Alan […]


Published March 28th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our Shoulberg series are at   by Irvin Muchnick   USA Swimming claimed “there is no investigation” of Dick Shoulberg, despite the known existence of a detailed complaint about Shoulberg by the mother of the “John Doe” teen swimmer. The complaint included language formally requesting a probe by the organization […]

While Media Promote ‘Infancy’ of CTE Research, Youth Football Players Are Reduced to Laboratory Rats

Published March 28th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     Over the last few days I’ve had a revealing exchange of emails with a national sports columnist whom I criticized for what I thought was a poor piece about National Hockey League suicide Todd Ewen. Without identifying the columnist, I’ve decided to post our entire exchange. The reason is that […]

The Criminal Death of Cal Football Player Ted Agu: Headline Links to Our Coverage

Published March 25th, 2016, Uncategorized

University of California’s Account of Teammate’s Attack on Freshman Running Back Fabiano Hale Is Full of Holes Published November 27th, 2013 *** Player-on-Player Attack Suggests the Cal Football Locker Room Has a Richie Incognito Incited by a Loose-Cannon Coach Published December 2nd, 2013 *** University of California: Campus Police Investigation of Football Player’s Attack on […]