Archive for April 25th, 2011

Muchnick Interviewed About WWE on Connecticut Radio Friday

Irvin Muchnick, author of CHRIS & NANCY: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death, will be interviewed by host Larry Rifkin on “Talk of the Town” on WATR Radio, 1320 AM, in Waterbury, Connecticut, on Friday, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time (8:30 a.m. Pacific).

The live interview, scheduled for 30 minutes, also will stream at http://watr.com.

Anticipated topics include Linda McMahon’s widely assumed 2012 campaign for a Connecticut U.S. Senate seat, the turmoil at World Wrestling Entertainment (including the resignation of long-time board member Lowell Weicker), and the state Labor Department audit of WWE for independent contractor misclassification and the parallel federal legislation proposed by Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Web: http://muchnick.net

Blog: https://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/irvmuch

YouTube: http://youtube.com/WrestlingBabylon

Media inquiries: media@muchnick.net

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Ex-NFL Player Matt Bowen: I Sandbagged My Concussion Test

Continuing last week’s line of reporting from this blog and from FoxSports.com’s Alex Marvez:

“Why players ‘cheat’ the concussion test”

by Matt Bowen

National Football Post

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Why-players-cheat-the-concussion-test.html

WWE Lawyer McDevitt: Company Meets ‘Most of’ Independent Contractor Requirements

Senator Richard Blumenthal will hold a press conference today at the Connecticut Construction Industries Association in Wethersfield to promote federal legislation he is co-sponsoring to curb abuse by employers of the independent contractor classification. The state Labor Department has an ongoing investigation of alleged misclassification practices by WWE, whose co-founder and former chief executive, Linda McMahon, was defeated by Blumenthal in last year’s election.

In an article in the February issue of American Lawyer magazine, WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt was quoted as saying the company “covers medical bills for those hurt in the ring and fulfills ‘most of’ the tests used to define independent contractors.”

See http://muchnick.net/americanlawyer.pdf.

 

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