Archive for September, 2019

In Our Public Records Act Case For UC Berkeley Documents in 2014 Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up, Former $300,000+ Executive Solly Fulp Will Be Deposed in San Francisco on October 3

Published September 23rd, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Last month I reintroduced one of the central figures in the University of California-Berkeley cover-up of the 2014 football conditioning death of Ted Agu. He is Solly Fulp, at the time the deputy director and chief operating officer of Cal Athletics. See https://concussioninc.net/?p=13973. Fulp is now set to be deposed by Concussion […]

Tanya Birch — Sister of Tampa Swim Coach Todd Hoffmeier — Seems to Be Using a Fake Email Account. She’s a Window Into a History of Widespread USA Swimming Abuse.

Published September 18th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick In the last week and a half, Concussion Inc.’s reporting on new turmoil in the Tampa Bay Area swimming scene has dovetailed with our more than year-long untangling of the grooming and abuse in the 1980s of Sarah Ehekircher, a native Colorado swimmer and coach, by her coach, Scott MacFarland. New installments […]

Greater Tampa Swim Association’s Todd Hoffmeier Doesn’t Respond to Question of Whether His Sister Is a Source of Anonymous Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Ryan Gober

Published September 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

PREVIOUSLY: Meth Possession Arrest of Son of Rapist Hall of Fame Coach Paul Bergen Just the Start of New Round of Scandals in Florida Swimming September 8th, 2019 ***** Update on the Chaos — Or Worse — in Tampa Bay Area Swimming September 13th, 2019 ============================================================ by Irvin Muchnick Todd Hoffmeier, owner and head coach […]

Report of Multi-Pronged Federal Grand Jury Investigation of USA Swimming, Other National Sport Governing Bodies. Is George Gibney’s Fate in the Mix?

Published September 17th, 2019, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Scott Reid of the Orange County Register last week published the first major media report I’ve read of the broad and explosive federal investigations of United States Olympic sports groups that government sources first mentioned to me early this year. See https://www.ocregister.com/2019/09/13/justice-department-irs-investigating-usopc-usa-gymnastics-usa-swimming/. The Register article is explicit and close to comprehensive — […]

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Chief Travis Tygart, Who Helped Bury USA Swimming Sex Abuse Cases, Wins USA Swimming’s ‘Athletes’ Appreciation Award’

Published September 16th, 2019, Uncategorized

Over the weekend at the United States Aquatic Sports Convention in St. Louis, Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, was given USA Swimming’s “Athletes’ Appreciation Award.” Here’s our comment: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Head Travis Tygart’s Cover-Ups of Sex Abuse at USA Swimming: Complete Links