NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION: DANIEL BERLINER

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    On Thursday, March 22, 2018, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport issued the decision to render Daniel Berliner (Member #100003898) ineligible for USA Fencing membership, pending final resolution of an investigation. Mr. Berliner has a period of 5 business days to request a hearing.
    Mr. Berliner may not, until further notice, participate in any capacity or in any role in any business, event or activity conducted or sanctioned by USA Fencing or by any Member Club or Affiliate Club. Further, Mr. Berliner may not participate in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of USA Fencing and the United States Olympic Committee, the National Governing Bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, and / or a Local Affiliated Organization of a National Governing Body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.
    This notification has been sent to all USA Fencing committees, member clubs and divisions regarding the above decision. Respondent also has been added to the Ineligible/Suspended list on the USA Fencing website.
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    Perhaps the Forum needs a new section for DISCIPLINARY ACTIONs?
     
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    This is so sad, glad the girlfriend had the guts to do it, she probably saved more kids from being spied on, no winners here
     
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    So... his attorney has stated 'his client is “one of the preeminent fencing coaches in the United States"'... is that even remotely true?
     
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    In the opinion of many experienced fencers, no.
     
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    I had seen Dan around at various events in the southeast, and would have never suspected this kind of accused behavior from him.

    But then, I've been accused of being rather of a "Pollyanna" and expecting decent behavior from people, (despite abundant evidence to the contrary...)

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    For the sake of the sport and the people involved, I hope we don't actually need this.
     
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    FINAL NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION: DANIEL BERLINER

    On Monday, April 2, the U.S. Center for Safe Sport issued the following disciplinary action regarding Daniel Berliner (Member #100003898):

    Effective immediately, Daniel Berliner is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic Committee, the National Governing Bodies recognized by the United States Olympic Committee, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic Committee.

    Pursuant to this decision, please be advised that Mr. Berliner may not participate in any capacity or in any role in any business, event or activity conducted or sanctioned by USA Fencing or by any Member Club or Affiliate Club.
     
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    So what penalties would be levied, if any, on a member club that ignores this?
     
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    Lawsuit from a parent?
     
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    Lawsuit from parent. Loss of insurance. Loss of sanction (for tournaments).
     
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    Kinda figured that. It WOULD be nice if such announcements included the potential penalties for organizations, just to drive the point home.
     
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    As a professional member, I honestly don’t know what they might be, does anyone else?
     
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    Off-hand, I'd expect Trespass to be towards the top of the list.
     
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    Anyone who is SafeSport-cleared who knowingly uses a banned individual would be committing a SafeSport violation and would be subject to being suspended themselves
     
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    The potential penalties are incorporated into the SafeSport policy, which anyone who gets these announcements is subject to. It's the responsibility of those covered by the policy to be aware of the terms. USA Fencing and USCSS don't need to reiterate them every time.

    Within the past year, this is the 4th lifetime ban, with an additional 2 suspended pending a final decision. Including the ramifications every time would turn a readable 3-paragraph email into something that no one would bother reading.
     

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