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Maryland Terrapins football Jordan McNair death DJ Durkin scandal timeline

12 August, 2018, 13:14 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Maryland Coach DJ Durkin gathers with his staff during early signing period for recruits last December

Following McNair's death June 13, the university hired sports medicine consulting firm Walters Inc.to investigate player safety protocols. The offensive lineman was hospitalized following a team workout.

The University of Maryland has placed head football coach D.J. Durkin and members of the athletics staff on administrative leave during an investigation of the death by heatstroke of a football player. McNair, 19, is said to have died of heatstroke after collapsing at a practice and receiving a kidney transplant while in the hospital.

Ben Jealous, a candidate for Maryland governor, is also calling for the suspensions of Durkin and Evans, until an investigation into McNair's death has been finished.

Athletic Director Damon Evans, in a letter to the university's community, disputed the accusations in the ESPN report, stating that the claims were "not reflective of the culture we seek to build here".

August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues. Durkin in light of an ESPN report published Friday night. The story relied on anonymous former players and others close to the program, which Muschamp took particular issue with when asked about the story.

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Muschamp also addressed allegations from anonymous players, questioning their veracity and the players' motives.

Following ESPN's report, Maryland placed several staffers on leave. Maryland offensive coordinator Matt Canada will act as interim head coach, Evans said.

Evans said he was extremely concerned by the allegations of "unacceptable behaviors" by members of the Maryland football in the ESPN report.

Earlier Saturday, a person who had been briefed on the situation told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that Court had also been placed on leave by the school.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he supports the university's decision to place Durkin on leave.

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