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March 25, 2022

Full Brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Coalition in the University of California’s Appeal in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

Below is the full text of the amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First […]
March 24, 2022

In Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up Public Records Act Case, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and First Amendment Coalition Tell Appellate Court That University of California Seeks ‘to Chill Members of the Public, Including Journalists’

by Irvin Muchnick   The University of California’s appellate arguments in this reporter’s winning case for internal university documents shedding light on UC Berkeley’s cover-up of […]
March 24, 2022

BREAKING … Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and First Amendment Coalition File Brief Attacking University of California’s Appeal of Its Loss in Public Records Act Case Involving Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the First Amendment Coalition have filed an amicus curiae, or “friend of the court,” brief in response […]
March 16, 2022

There’s a Smoking Gun in ‘Private Citizen’ Pennsylvania District Attorney James Martin’s Harassment Suit Against a Critic – If Only the Regional News Media Would Cover It

PREVIOUSLY: “How Jimmy Snuka Got Away With Murder. How the Allentown Morning Call Helped Cover Up the Historical and Ongoing Corruption in Lehigh County Criminal Justice. […]
March 15, 2022

Football’s Heat Waves — Exertional Heatstroke Deaths — Aren’t Faking Us Out

by Irvin Muchnick   There is the social critique of football – the overwhelming evidence, in my view, that this sport is a hazard to public […]
March 7, 2022

UC’s Overreaching California Public Records Act Appeal Only Highlights Its Two-Pronged Cover-Up of Ted Agu’s 2014 Football Conditioning Drill Death

PREVIOUSLY: “Football’s unknown epidemic: When Black players die suddenly, the cover-up begins,” Salon, November 13, 2021, https://www.salon.com/2021/11/13/footballs-unknown-epidemic-when-black-players-suddenly-the-cover-up-begins/ “Concussion Inc.’s Brief Defending Against the University of California’s […]
March 4, 2022

Concussion Inc.’s Brief Defending Against the University of California’s Appeal of Our Public Records Act Victory in the Ted Agu Football Conditioning Death Cover-Up Was Filed — Here Are Extended Excerpts

Appellate law specialist John Derrick today filed with California’s 1st District Court of Appeal our brief in response to the University of California Regents’ appeal of […]
February 25, 2022

The Tirrell Williams Exertional Heatstroke Death at Fort Scott Community College Football in Kansas Is Looking a Lot Like the Braeden Bradforth Exertional Heatstroke Death at Garden City Community College in Kansas

PREVIOUSLY: “Another Exertional Heatstroke Death in Kansas Junior College Football: Tirrell Williams, Fort Scott Community College,” February 22, https://concussioninc.net/?p=14942   by Irvin Muchnick   Before getting […]
February 22, 2022

Another Exertional Heatstroke Death in Kansas Junior College Football: Tirrell Williams, Fort Scott Community College

by Irvin Muchnick   Sam Zeff of Kansas Public Radio, who did some of the very best reporting on the exertional heatstroke (EHS) death of Braeden […]
February 7, 2022

‘Football hero: How George Visger survived the NFL and traumatic brain injury — barely’ (full text from Salon)

The piece below was originally published at Salon on January 29, at https://www.salon.com/2022/01/29/football-hero-how-george-visger-survived-the-nfl-and-traumatic-brain-injury–barely/. I’ve done a couple of touch-ups. Sean McVay, coach of the Super Bowl-bound […]
January 29, 2022

Today at Salon: ‘Football hero: How George Visger survived the NFL and traumatic brain injury — barely’

Along with 100 million fellow citizen-spectators, give or take, a 63-year-old former NFL defensive lineman named George Visger will be watching the Super Bowl in two […]
January 11, 2022

The Nexus of Sickle Cell Trait and Football Death Is Not Fit to Print in the New York Times

by Irvin Muchnick   On December 28, New York Times medical writer Gina Kolata did an article about how African-Americans are inadequately alerted to the basic […]
January 5, 2022

Tragic Update on the Irish Casualties of the 2015 Berkeley Balcony Collapse

Today, Broadsheet in Ireland publishes my updated photos, from in front of the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California, of the sidewalk memorial to the […]
December 20, 2021

Good News May Loom in Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Appalling Defamation Lawsuit Against a Critic. And ‘SLAPP’ Target Bill Villa Is Poised to Countersue DA James Martin.

P.S. 12/22/21 Two days after the piece below went live, I learned that Judge Shenkin, on December 15, already had denied Villa’s motion for summary judgment. […]
December 12, 2021

Do-Nothing U.S. Center for SafeSport Finally Does Something! Of Course, That Something Is to Legally Harass a Lawyer For Abuse Victims.

by Irvin Muchnick   Readers of this site know that I consider the U.S. Center for SafeSport – the de facto nascent Internal Affairs Bureau for […]
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