In recent comments to the Diamondback, Maryland’s student newspaper, Upper Marlboro attorney and football booster Rick Jaklitsch seemed to imply Jordan McNair didn’t properly hydrate before he collapsed during a workout in May.
While the two investigations are looking at separate matters, some of those who have criticized the school’s handling of McNair’s death view that episode as a greater indication that the culture of the program has become “toxic.”
The 19-year-old offensive lineman collapsed after a preseason conditioning drill on May 29 and died in a hospital two weeks later. McNair’s cause of death was heatstroke, the family attorney said.
Maryland and Minnesota open Big Ten play Saturday sharing an unwanted bond: Both are mourning the loss of a teammate.
McDonogh School, where the late Jordan McNair played football, retired his No. 70 jersey in a ceremony Friday afternoon in Owing Mills, Maryland.
The Maryland Terrapins paid various tributes to late sophomore offensive lineman Jordan McNair in Saturday’s the season-opening win against Texas, and it won’t stop there. The players are expected to honor McNair on Saturday at Bowling Green and right on through the Big Ten schedule.
After enduring a harrowing summer of scrutiny and change, Maryland and No. 5 Ohio State finally got to play a football game.
With the scandals over the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, Clinton Yates says on My Take that the team takes the field with heavy hearts.
A day after the University of Maryland released a statement saying that former athletic director Kevin Anderson hired an attorney to represent two football players accused of sexual assault, the lawyer said that he was hired by head football coach DJ Durkin.
A former Redskins quarterback, an ex-governor and a former sports reporter are among five new members of the commission created to investigate the culture of the University of Maryland football program.
The football player’s father sided with the university president amid criticism over having axed a proposal to reform athletic health care.
“Jordan was fearless, he was a dreamer. He would do anything for his teammates,” said Ellis McKennie, a junior on the University of Maryland football team.
A University System of Maryland Board of Regents decision to take over the death investigation of offensive lineman Jordan McNair has left questions about whether there will be personnel changes beyond the College Park football team.
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will now be overseeing ongoing investigations into football culture at the College Park campus, including the death of student-athlete Jordan McNair.
The University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to assume control of the investigation into the death of 19-year-old Jordan McNair, the football player who died in June after suffering a heatstroke during a conditioning test.
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