Two Irv Muchnick Posts

Irvin Muchnick is a writer and investigative journalist writing focusing mainly on the WWE, writing a book titled “Chris and Nancy: The true story of the Benoit murder-suicide and pro wrestling’s cocktail of death.”  Muchnick has been heavily involved in the concussion issue as it relates to WWE and its crossover as well.  Some have claimed that Muchnick may be pressing an issue that is not there, but he has had the ability to delve into certain areas of the concussion issue.  He has provided some good contacts as well as information in his own unique way.  Today on his blog he ran a couple of quick posts relating to concussions.

The first is about a LA writer and his Riddell helmet story;

In what is basically a promo for Riddell helmets, Farmer doesn’t get around to mentioning that Riddell is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly exaggerating the safety claims in NFL-funded research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, as published by the journal Neurosurgery in an article co-authored by Dr. Joseph Maroon, a doctor for both the Pittsburgh Steelers and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Asked for comment, Farmer emailed back, “Thanks for your information. Be well.”

The second takes an open look/question about how the Journal of Neurosurgery as it relates to the concussion issue; Continue reading