Archive for October, 2016

California Newspaper Publishers Association Lobbying Against the Kinds of Public Records Delays Evident in UC Berkeley’s Foot-Dragging on Documents About Football Player Ted Agu’s Death

Published October 11th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick On October 1 we told you about the goal post-moving timelines and soft deadlines the University of California keeps extending for responses to public records requests related to the 2014 death of football player Ted Agu. The latest bulletin of the California Newspaper Publishers Association describes timely compliance with the California Public […]

What I Did With My Weekend

Published October 10th, 2016, Uncategorized

In Apparent Violation of NCAA Rules, Nebraska College Claims It Didn’t Know of Football Player’s Ted Agu-Like, Sickle Cell-Caused, Conditioning Death

Published October 5th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick The University of California-Berkeley obstructed justice, in my view, when it withheld from the county coroner full knowledge that Ted Agu was a carrier of sickle cell disease trait when he collapsed multiple times before dying in a bizarre and extreme 2014 punishment drill directed by football coach Sonny Dykes’ strength and […]

Why My Experience With Trump Pals Vince and Linda McMahon’s Taxes Makes Me Identify With Susanne Craig of the New York Times

Published October 3rd, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     On September 23, Susanne Craig of the New York Times opened her mailbox to find an envelope, from an unidentified source, containing three pages of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax returns. Their exposure of his nearly billion-dollar forwarded tax writeoff for claimed business losses that year is now at the center […]

Nebraska College Football Player’s Practice Death in August Echoed That of Ted Agu at Cal

Published October 1st, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick     In what is shaping up as a possible note-for-note replication of the story of Ted Agu’s death in Berkeley in 2014, a 20-year-old player at Chadron State College in Nebraska died two months ago in an offseason conditioning drill. The cause of death first appeared to be simple heart failure […]