Irv’s Blog

January 13, 2020

ImPACT Applications Founders Cash Out — Sell University of Pittsburgh Medical Center For-Profit Pioneer of the Concussion Inc. Economy to Private Equity ‘Standardized Testing’ Marketer

by Irvin Muchnick The ground-zero profiteer of the American football system’s systematic infliction of brain damage on youth athletes has just been flipped in a major […]
December 17, 2019

Is ICE Bust of Abusive Mexican Gymnastics Coach a Harbinger of Government Action on Ireland’s George Gibney?

PREVIOUSLY: “U.S. Government Does Not Deny Active End Game of George Gibney Investigation,” November 12, https://concussioninc.net/?p=14065 by Irvin Muchnick In what could be a sign that […]
December 16, 2019

Cal Football Death Cover-Up, Pt. 4: San Francisco Chronicle Made Mistakes, Cherry-Picked Deposition Narratives, Held No One Accountable — Reset Business As Usual

PREVIOUSLY IN THIS SERIES “‘Newsletter of Intent,’ Covering College Sports Reform, Has New Article About Our Work and Public Records Act Litigation in Cal’s Ted Agu […]
December 12, 2019

Cal Football Death Cover-Up, Pt. 3: Berkeley Campus Police Helped Conditioning Coach Damon Harrington Give a More Plausible Non-Answer About Ted Agu Sickle Cell Trait ‘Rumors’ — Also Withheld From Sheriff and Coroner Many Pages of Related Documents

SERIES TO DATE “‘Newsletter of Intent,’ Covering College Sports Reform, Has New Article About Our Work and Public Records Act Litigation in Cal’s Ted Agu Football […]
December 11, 2019

Cal Football Death Cover-Up, Pt. 2: Team Physician Dr. Casey Batten Lobbied Coroner For Ted Agu Autopsy Finding That Ignored Sickle Cell Trait

SERIES TO DATE “‘Newsletter of Intent,’ Covering College Sports Reform, Has New Article About Our Work and Public Records Act Litigation in Cal’s Ted Agu Football […]
December 10, 2019

Ireland’s Broadsheet: My Holiday Update on the U.S. Government Investigation of Rapist Irish Olympic Swimming Coach George Gibney

Below is the full text, reprinted with permission, of an article published at the Irish news site Broadsheet, at https://www.broadsheet.ie/2019/12/10/to-those-who-remain-hopeful-for-justice-i-say-hang-in-there/. In America, groups of citizens can […]
December 8, 2019

Cal Football Death Cover-Up, Pt. 1: University Kept Salient Details of Player-on-Teammate Criminal Assault Under Wraps — Both Before and After Ted Agu Perished in the Same Conditioning Program

SERIES TO DATE “‘Newsletter of Intent,’ Covering College Sports Reform, Has New Article About Our Work and Public Records Act Litigation in Cal’s Ted Agu Football […]
December 5, 2019

What Do I Mean By the ‘Cover-Up’ in the 2014 Death of University of California Football’s Ted Agu? As We Approach a Key Public Records Act Hearing on Sweeping Secrecy Claims, Let’s Count the Ways

by Irvin Muchnick Earlier this week Dan Mogulof, spokesperson for University of California-Berkeley chancellor Carol Christ, told the college sports reform outlet Newsletter of Intent that […]
December 3, 2019

‘Newsletter of Intent,’ Covering College Sports Reform, Has New Article About Our Work and Public Records Act Litigation in Cal’s Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up

by Irvin Muchnick Thank you to Daniel Libit’s interesting Newsletter of Intent, which is devoted to college sports scandals and reform efforts, for new coverage of […]
November 29, 2019

Never Mind — Judge Brand Is Still the Assigned Judge in Our California Public Records Act Case; Hearing of Our Motion For UC Berkeley’s Ted Agu Football Death PR-Related Emails to Be Heard in Oakland Next Week

by Irvin Muchnick Contrary to our previous item, our California Public Records Act case has not been assigned to a new judge. Alameda County Superior Court […]
November 27, 2019

We’ve Been Assigned Our Third Judge in Three Years in the California Public Records Act Litigation For UC Berkeley’s Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up Documents

by Irvin Muchnick The Alameda County Superior Court is scheduled to rule next month on our motion for the internal public relations strategy memos in the […]
November 24, 2019

Concussion Inc. to Court: University of California’s Evidentiary Challenges to Our Public Records Act Case Motion on Ted Agu Football Death Cover-Up Are ‘Harassing’

by Irvin Muchnick A hearing is scheduled for December 5 in this reporter’s motion — in a California Public Records Act (CPRA) case now winding down […]
November 22, 2019

A Week After the Garden City, Kansas, Report Buries Coach Jeff Sims in the Braeden Bradforth Death, He Is Still Employed in Joplin, Missouri

PREVIOUSLY: New Investigation of Braeden Bradforth Football Conditioning Death at Garden City Community College Is Surprisingly Good — But Still Not Enough to Stop the Carnage […]
November 16, 2019

Kansas City Star Editorial: “If coach Jeff Sims had any self-awareness, he would quit coaching today”

https://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article237390844.html
November 15, 2019

New Investigation of Braeden Bradforth Football Conditioning Death at Garden City Community College Is Surprisingly Good — But Still Not Enough to Stop the Carnage

by Irvin Muchnick Though not as much of a breakthrough as I would have liked, yesterday’s release of the Garden City Community College-commissioned investigation of the […]