Archive for May, 2018

Sarah Ehekircher Guest Column: ‘What I Would Say To Congress If I Were Testifying This Week’

Published May 20th, 2018, Uncategorized

Both House of Represesntatives and Senate committees will be holding limited hearings this week in the sexual abuse scandals at U.S. Olympic Committee national sport governing bodies. Among those testifying will be Tim Hinchey, the CEO of USA Swimming. Sarah Ehekircher, whose story of grooming and abuse by her youth coach in Colorado, Scott MacFarland, […]

‘Is the Sheriff’s Office Aware That the UC Berkeley Campus Police Report on Ted Agu’s Death Is Not 29 Pages Sent to You — But 141 Pages?’ ‘No.’

Published May 19th, 2018, Uncategorized

Below, Concussion Inc. is republishing our 2016 article about the deposition testimony of Lieutenant Riddic Bowers, unit commander of the Coroner’s Bureau of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, in the lawsuit by the family of Ted Agu, the Cal football player who collapsed and died in 2014 during an offseason conditioning drill. The family would […]

Our California Public Records Act Lawsuit For More Ted Agu Football Death Papers Focuses on 100-Plus Pages of Campus Police Reports That Were Concealed From Sheriff and Coroner

Published May 18th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In discussion of University of California-Berkeley campus police reports in connection with the 2014 death of football player Ted Agu — documents partially shared with, but in larger measure withheld from, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office — a lawyer for the University of California last week reported to a state court, […]

‘Taekwondo Sexual Abuse Takes Olympic Sports Bodies into Human Trafficking and Class Action’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

Published May 15th, 2018, Uncategorized

This article was originally published May 8 at   by Irvin Muchnick   The latest explosive sexual abuse story in Olympic sports — a Colorado lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Taekwondo, and brothers Steven Lopez (a champion taekwondoin) and Jean Lopez (an Olympic head coach) — goes far beyond the #MeToo flavor […]

Sarah Ehekircher, Who Just Got Scott MacFarland Booted From Swimming 30+ Years After He Groomed and Abused Her, Is Talking With Congressional Investigators About the Bigger Picture

Published May 13th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Sarah Ehekircher, whose story of her grooming and abuse by Scott MacFarland, her teen swimming coach in Colorado, was championed by Concussion Inc. beginning two months ago, is now talking to investigators for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is probing USA Swimming and other U.S. Olympic Committee national sport governing […]