Amid criticism over events surrounding Jordan McNair’s death, a new memo reveals University of Maryland-College Park President Wallace Loh nixed a proposal to reform the university’s health care program for student athletes.
The parents of a University of Maryland football player are speaking out for the first time since his death, weighing in on a report of a “toxic coaching culture” and calling for the head football coach to step down.
Athletic directors and university administrators have to be sure sports programs have proper medical supervision, according to a medical ethicist, who recommends that standardized guidelines be established.
The uncle of a 19-year-old University of Maryland football player who was hospitalized May 29 and died June 13 said the school is responsible for Jordan McNair’s death.
The president of the University of Maryland said the school’s accepts “legal and moral responsibility” for the death last spring of a 19-year-old offensive lineman on the school’s football team and has formally apologized to the player’s family.
Kevin Plank, a Maryland alum and significant donor to the university, and his Baltimore-based Under Armour, a major sponsor, declined to comment on the ESPN report.
WTOP’s Senior Sports Director Dave Johnson says all the carefully worded statements from University of Maryland officials regarding the death of Jordan McNair won’t bring the 19-year-old offensive lineman back to life.
The attorney for the family of the University of Maryland football player who died after a strenuous offseason workout is calling for Terrapins coach DJ Durkin to be fired.
University of Maryland said that it has placed football coach D.J. Durkin on leave while school investigates a bullying allegation.
Members of the University of Maryland athletic staff have been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review of the death of football player Jordan McNair in June.
The Jordan McNair Foundation attributes the 19-year-old offensive lineman’s death to heatstroke during an offseason practice in May, though the University of Maryland has not disclosed the cause of death.
Jordan McNair, of Randallstown, Maryland, was hospitalized after a workout May 29, the school said in a statement, and died on Wednesday. He was 19.
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