Archive for December, 2018

Mark Schubert, USA Swimming’s Alpha Male Authoritarian, and the Good Old Boys of the International Swimming Coaches Association

Published December 23rd, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Last week, in introducing the excellent takedown of legendary swimming coach Dick Shoulberg by coach-blogger Chris DeSantis, I mentioned that my own explorations of the Olympic sports abuse stories, going forward, would necessarily be selective and episodic. This because: a) there’s too much going on for a lone independent journalist to […]

Braeden Bradforth, College Football’s Latest Conditioning Death, Went From the Jersey Shore, to Recruitment by a Junior College in the Heart of the Heart of the Country, to a Kansas Morgue — All in the Span of Eight Days

Published December 20th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve promised some additional timeline details on the August 1 death of Braeden Bradforth following the first day of practice at Garden City Community College in Kansas. Some of those details may remain under wraps or in dispute during the pendency of what likely will turn into a wrongful death lawsuit […]

In Arguing That the Secret Ted Agu Death Berkeley Campus Police Reports Should Not Be Released, University of California Ignored Key Evidence. So We Gave It to the Court Ourselves.

Published December 20th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Late yesterday we published Concussion Inc.’s closing written argument to Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Brand in the dispute over whether the University of California should be compelled to turn over a 141-page binder of Berkeley campus police reports in the extreme conditioning drill death of football player Ted Agu. […]

Full Text of Concussion Inc.’s Last Argument For Release of the 141-Page Binder of Berkeley Campus Police Reports in the 2014 Ted Agu Death in Cal Football Winter Conditioning

Published December 19th, 2018, Uncategorized

Below are the full texts of the brief and the supporting declaration of Irvin Muchnick in today’s filing before Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Brand, as explained in the previous post. A facsimile of today’s brief is viewable at http://muchnick.net/suppresponsebrief141pages.pdf. A facsimile of Irvin Muchnick’s supporting declaration is at http://muchnick.net/muchnicksuppdec141pages.pdf. UC’s December 7 brief […]

Concussion Inc. to Court in Final Brief: The 141-Page Binder of Berkeley Campus Police Reports in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death ‘Should Be Turned Over Without Delay’

Published December 19th, 2018, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   In our last brief filed before the judge decides whether to finalize a tentative ruling that had signaled his inclination to require the University of California to release 141 pages of Berkeley campus police reports in the 2014 football conditioning death of Ted Agu, Concussion Inc.’s attorney Roy S. Gordet today […]