Maryland’s University System Board of Regents “botched” critical decisions in the wake of its investigation into football player Jordan McNair’s death and needs to undergo a serious review, says Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-MD.
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Another domino fell Thursday in the University of Maryland football scandal as the chairman of the state university system’s Board of Regents announced he intends to resign.
At the College Park campus, University of Maryland students gathered Thursday afternoon at the steps of an administrative building to remember student-athlete Jordan McNair and to share competing calls to action.
Sports commentator, former NFL player and Terrapins quarterback Boomer Esiason tells WTOP the decision to rid the college football program of Durkin was long overdue and there’s more to be done to heal the school’s program.
One day after an announcement that his job had been spared, DJ Durkin is out as the head football coach of the Maryland Terrapins. University President Wallace Loh confirmed DJ Durkin’s ouster Wednesday night.
Here is the latest development in the aftermath of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair’s death.
Even after 19-year-old Jordan McNair died on a practice field earlier this year, Durkin retains substantial support among current members of the squad. But as a number of players have hinted at via social media, Durkin’s support is not universal. Still, players who disagree with Durkin’s return to coaching can’t do much about it, a sports law expert told WTOP.
On My Take, Clinton Yates believes that the University of Maryland made a bad decision keeping the coach and getting rid of the university president after the death of Jordan McNair.
Both DJ Durkin and Athletic Director Damon Evans will return to their positions following weeks of inquiries into the death of Terrapins offensive lineman Jordan McNair. President Wallace Loh will retire in June.
As its self-imposed deadline arrived, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents has not announced a consensus on how the university’s football program should move forward in the wake of the June death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair.
The departure of members of the athletic department is imminent, and university president Wallace Loh is also said to be on shaky ground. The problems and dysfunction documented in the report involve personnel he hired and was in charge of supervising.
The 200-page report comes after football player Jordan McNair’s death sparked questions and outrage over what some say was a toxic culture inside University of Maryland’s football program.
It’s the latest independent examination following the June heatstroke death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair.
A special committee has been working to determine whether what happens behind closed doors inside the University of Maryland’s football program is something toxic or if it’s just typical college football. The committee’s report will go to the University System Board of Regents Friday.
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