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March 30, 2018

Houston Chronicle’s Nose Is Growing on ‘Cutting For Space’ Explanation;  More Likely It’s Self-Censoring Article on U.S. Center for SafeSport Investigation of Local Coach and Accused Groomer-Abuser James Scott MacFarland

by Irvin Muchnick   Earlier this week Concussion Inc. reported that the Houston Chronicle was about to publish an article on a U.S. Center for SafeSport […]
March 30, 2018

Chris DeSantis: ‘SafeSport Needs Absolute Transparency’

As referenced at the C DeS blog: http://chrisdcoach.com/blog/2018/3/30/media-roundup-swimswam-and-glamour The article at the swimming news site SwimSwam: https://swimswam.com/desantis-safesport-needs-absolute-transparency/
March 28, 2018

While the World Watches, Sarah Ehekircher’s Case and Others Move Forward at the U.S. Center for SafeSport

by Irvin Muchnick   Sarah Ehekircher, who accuses her old swimming coach Scott MacFarland of grooming and abusing her from the age of 17 more than […]
March 28, 2018

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Refers George Gibney Immigration Questions and Irish Extradition Campaign to House Judiciary Committee: Press Report

by Irvin Muchnick   Heeding an appeal from Irish politician Maureen O’Sullivan, Congresswoman Jackie Speier has asked the House Judiciary Committee to explore the curious permanent […]
March 27, 2018

Craig ‘I’m a Journalist’ Lord of SwimVortex Is ‘Working On’ a Story About ‘Documents’ That Purport to Show American Swimming Coaches Association’s John Leonard Did Right in George Gibney’s U.S. Visa and Colorado Coaching Job Scenario

by Irvin Muchnick   When last we checked in with Craig Lord, editor of SwimVortex, the favorite industry lap dog of American Swimming Coaches Association executive […]
March 26, 2018

Confusion Surrounds James Scott MacFarland’s Status at Houston’s Magnolia Aquatic Club in Wake of U.S. Center for SafeSport’s New Investigation of Sarah Ehekircher’s Grooming-Abuse Allegations

by Irvin Muchnick   USA Swimming’s Magnolia Aquatic Club in the Houston area is keeping the status of embattled James Scott MacFarland exactly the way the […]
March 26, 2018

James Scott MacFarland — Accused Groomer-Abuser of Sarah Ehekircher — Is Scrubbed at Houston’s Magnolia Aquatic Club

The alert Chris DeSantis (@cdswimcoach; chrisdcoach.com) points out that James Scott MacFarland no longer has a bio and listing as a coach at the Magnolia Aquatic Club […]
March 25, 2018

Houston Chronicle to Cover U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Reopening of USA Swimming’s Investigation of Sarah Ehekircher’s Grooming-Abuse Allegations Against Coach James Scott MacFarland

by Irvin Muchnick   The Houston Chronicle, hometown newspaper of USA Swimming’s Magnolia Aquatic Club where James Scott MacFarland now coaches, has readied an article about […]
March 22, 2018

John Leonard’s Mouthpiece, Craig Lord of SwimVortex, ‘Will Think About’ Sharing Purported Documents of American Swimming Coaches Association Chief’s ‘Damning Evidence’ That Supposedly Kept George Gibney From Getting Employed in Colorado

by Irvin Muchnick   As reported here on March 7, American Swimming Coaches Association executive director John Leonard made some surprising claims regarding George Gibney to […]