Archive for August, 2016

Will UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks’ Resignation Spur Further Investigation of the Agu Football Death Cover-Up — Or Just Take the Wind Out of It?

Published August 18th, 2016, Uncategorized

Concussion Inc.’s ebook THE TED AGU PAPERS: A Black Life That Mattered — And the Secret History of a Covered-Up Death in University of California Football will be published next Monday, August 22. It can be pre-ordered for $9.99 at One hundred percent of the royalties are being earmarked for donation to sickle cell disease […]

UC Berkeley Chancellor Dirks, Who Presided Over Cover-Up of Football Player Ted Agu’s Death, to Resign in 2017

Published August 17th, 2016, Uncategorized

Nicholas Dirks, the embattled chancellor of the University of California-Berkeley, will resign in the coming months. After the San Francisco Chronicle broke the story yesterday, UC system president Janet Napolitano confirmed Dirks’ imminent departure. The move comes less than a week before the publication of Concussion Inc.’s ebook THE TED AGU PAPERS: A Black Life […]

Lawyers For Assailant in Germantown Academy Lawsuit Regarding Athlete-on-Athlete Abuse Threaten Muchnick a Second Time

Published August 16th, 2016, Uncategorized

Complete headline links to our series on Dick Shoulberg and Germantown Academy are at   Here is the text of a letter sent to Concussion Inc. via email at 12:19 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 11, by attorney Vanessa M. McGill of the McGill-Lewis law firm:       August 12, 2016 Dear Mr. […]

USA Track & Field CEO Max Siegel Sprints to Front of Pack in Multiple Personal Income Streams With Conflicts of Interest

Published August 16th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     USA Track & Field (USATF) paid nearly $300,000 to its chief executive officer, Max Siegel, in 2012 through his marketing company, Max Siegel Inc. Services. But that is just the start of the story of the huge sums of money-changing to “outside” marketing firms for this U.S. Olympic Committee’s national […]

Canadian Sports Minister Carla Qualtrough: Go Ask USA Swimming About Why Abusive Brazilian Coach Alex Pussieldi Has Access to Olympic Venues

Published August 12th, 2016, Uncategorized

Links to Concussion Inc.’s coverage of Alex Pussieldi are at       by Irvin Muchnick   In less than 200 tip-toed words of priceless bureaucratic obfuscation, Canada’s sports minister, Carla Qualtrough, showered off a request by a former Canadian national team swimmer, Jean-Pierre Côté, to intervene in the matter of the presence at […]