December

December 19, 2018

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’

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 […]
December 16, 2018

Garden City Community College in Kansas, Where Braeden Bradforth Was Killed on the First Day of Football Practice, Is a House of Many-Splendored Dysfunction

by Irvin Muchnick   A new story in the hometown newspaper of Garden City Community College in Kansas — where 19-year-old football player Braeden Bradforth died […]
December 14, 2018

Now That Sports Illustrated Is Committed to ‘Updating Accordingly’ Its Erroneous Coach Jeff Sims-Fed Spin on the Cause of Braeden Bradforth’s Death, When Will the Magazine Decide to Do a, Like, Accountable Story About It?

by Irvin Muchnick   A Sports Illustrated writer yesterday told the family of Braeden Bradforth that she would “update accordingly” an August online article that colluded in […]
December 13, 2018

Sports Illustrated Writer Promises ‘Update’ of Incorrect August Story About Braeden Bradforth Death That Echoed Garden City Community College Football Coach’s Spin That the Cause Was a Blood Clot, Rather Than Exertional Heat Stroke

by Irvin Muchnick   Charlotte Carroll, author of the inaccurate August story at SI.com — online arm of Sports Illustrated — about the conditioning drill death […]
December 11, 2018

Echoes of Louisville High School Football Coach’s Reckless Homicide Prosecution in Exertional Heat Stroke Death Are Evident in Emerging Details About Coach Jeff Sims With Braeden Bradforth at Garden City Community College in Kansas

by Irvin Muchnick   Last night Concussion Inc. broke the story of an emergency paramedics’ report describing the scene where Garden City Community College player Braeden […]
December 11, 2018

Good-Guy Swim Coach Chris DeSantis Tells the Truth About the ‘Legendary’ Dick Shoulberg

Two weeks ago swimming coach Chris DeSantis published at his blog a superb takedown of “legendary” retired coach Dick Shoulberg of the Germantown Academy outside Philadelphia. […]
December 10, 2018

Braeden Bradforth Emergency Medical Services Report: Coach Told Paramedics the Stricken Player Was Hosed With Water to See If He Would Respond Before Call Was Made to 911

by Irvin Muchnick   The Garden City Community College football coaches, summoned to where teammates found a missing Braeden Bradforth slumped against a wall after an […]
December 8, 2018

Joplin and Kansas Newspaper Coverage Starts Bringing the Heat to Coach Jeff Sims, Garden City Community College, Missouri Southern State University in Braeden Bradforth Death

by Irvin Muchnick   All politics being local, the prospects for accountability in the negligent football conditioning death of Braeden Bradforth have ticked sharply upward with […]
December 7, 2018

Missouri Southern State University Finally Issues a Statement on New Football Coach Jeff Sims’ Role in Braeden Bradforth’s Death — An Appalling One That’s Not Really Even Public. The Joplin Globe Rolls Over For It.

by Irvin Muchnick   I’ve been lambasting Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for not telling the public if and how it dealt with this summer’s […]