Archive for November, 2016

‘Concussion’ Movie Director, Along With Doc Portrayed by Alec Baldwin, Are Out at University of Pittsburgh’s Inactive Bennet Omalu Foundation

Published November 20th, 2016, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: “Whatever Happened to the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh?”, November 14, https://concussioninc.net/?p=11572   by Irvin Muchnick Last week Concussion Inc. reported that the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh appears moribund since its December 2015 launch — which coincided with the opening of the movie Concussion. Days after our report, […]

Preview of Sunday at Concussion Inc.

Published November 19th, 2016, Uncategorized

Irvin Muchnick‏@irvmuch I asked “Concussion” director Peter Landesman when and why he left the board of trustees of the Bennet Omalu Foundation. Peter Landesman said he left the board of the Bennet Omalu Foundation “when it was discovered that I killed John F. Kennedy …” More Sunday at http://ConcussionInc.net  on the departure of Landesman & […]

Whatever Happened to the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh?

Published November 14th, 2016, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   The accomplishments of the first year of the Bennet Omalu Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh — which was established to build on Will Smith’s Hollywood vehicle Concussion — appear to consist entirely of a website celebrating the eponymous medical researcher who first explained the impact on football players of the […]

R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

Published November 10th, 2016, Uncategorized

Leonard Cohen, the great singer-songwriter, has died at 82. The following is a guaranteed true story relating to him. On October 9, one month and one day ago, my son Jake was married just outside New York City. During the reception, I was among those offering toasts and remarks. When mine were finished, we all […]

Why I’m Fighting For More Public Records in the Scandal of Ted Agu’s 2014 Death in Cal Football

Published November 10th, 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 is available on Kindle-friendly devices at http://amzn.to/2aA2LDl. One hundred percent of royalties are being donated to sickle cell trait research and education.   by Irvin Muchnick   The University […]