by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce
Concussion Inc. pieced together the Alex Pussieldi story from an obscure document in discovery in a civil lawsuit against USA Swimming involving another coach.
We have uploaded the relevant pages to http://muchnick.net/pussieldi.pdf.
As you can see, the pages are heavily redacted. We were able to determine that this was about Pussieldi after also studying the deposition transcript of the USA Swimming investigator, who identified Pussieldi by his initials, “AP.” We then located these 2004 stories in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Pussieldi’s alleged attack on his swimmer, and subsequent resignation from the Fort Lauderdale Swim Team:
“Swim Team To Investigate Altercation,” February 17, 2004, http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2004-02-17/sports/0402160358_1_times-total-truth-argument.
“Pussieldi Resigns As Coach Of Swim Team,” February 20, 2004, http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2004-02-20/sports/0402191347_1_coaches-and-swimmers-bradley-ally-consecutive-boys-state
Complete links to Concussion Inc.’s Pussieldi coverage, which began February 7, are at https://concussioninc.net/?p=8652.