May

May 30, 2017

Frank Deford, Mozart of Sportswriters

by Irvin Muchnick   The headline is inspired by apocrypha that Mozart was so gifted that he could write an entire movement of a symphony on […]
May 28, 2017

Murray Stephens Flashback 5: Where Is the International Swimming Hall of Fame on the Induction of Alleged Sex-Abuser Coaches?

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ […]
May 23, 2017

Murray Stephens Flashback 4: Writer Tim Joyce Reviews the Story He Broke in Baltimore Swimming — And the Failure of Anyone Else to Report It

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ […]
May 19, 2017

Murray Stephens Flashback 3: ‘Public Documents on North Baltimore Aquatic Club Sex Abuse Allegations Dangle in the Unhelpful Ozone’

Concussion Inc. has reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ […]
May 17, 2017

Murray Stephens Flashback 2: Police ‘Searching’ For USA Swimming’s 2010 Letter About Sex Abuse Allegation That Led to Departure of North Baltimore Aquatic Club’s Hall of Fame Coach

Last week Concussion Inc. reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael […]
May 15, 2017

Murray Stephens Flashback 1: Baltimore County Police Acknowledged Letter From USA Swimming About ‘Alleged Incident’ at Michael Phelps Club

Last week Concussion Inc. reported that Hall of Fame swimming coach Murray Stephens is back as the operator of the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael […]
May 12, 2017

University of California in Settlement Talks With Muchnick in Public Records Lawsuit For Additional Documents Related to Ted Agu Football Death

Counsel for the University of California Office of the President and Concussion Inc.’s attorney Roy S. Gordet this week jointly asked the Alameda County Superior Court […]
May 11, 2017

Hall of Fame Coach Murray Stephens — Accused Sex Abuser Who Founded Michael Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club — Resurfaces After Years Underground

by Irvin Muchnick   The Baltimore Sun, among others, is reporting that Michael Phelps and his coach Bob Bowman, who relocated to Arizona before the 2016 […]
May 8, 2017

R.I.P. J Michael Kenyon — VERY Last of the Damon Runyon Characters

by Irvin Muchnick   Outsize personality J Michael Kenyon — an accomplished conventional sportswriter who was also a maniacally obsessed historian of pro wrestling — died […]