University System of Maryland Board of Regents to meet about Jordan McNair

University System of Maryland Board of Regents to meet about Jordan McNair

University System of Maryland Board of Regents to meet about Jordan McNair

When asked on "Good Morning America" if head coach DJ Durkin should resign, McNair's father, Martin, said, "Yes, absolutely".

University of Maryland athletic director Damon Evans told reporters at a press conference Tuesday that preliminary findings indicate McNair didn't receive appropriate medical care, best practices were not followed and mistakes were made by the athletic training staff. University of Maryland president Wallace Loh said the school accepts "legal and moral responsibility" for the mistakes. And teach our young kids, our young people that we worked so hard to get there, to 'Hey, I'm giving my child to you. Strength and conditioning coach Rick Court has resigned.

"This was the first time he's been in the hospital since he was born".

Martin McNair also described his son as healthy.

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Martin McNair said he thought his son was having a seizure based on an initial call he received from Maryland, and that it was "kind of hard to understand or wrap our minds around the severity of a heatstroke".

"Jordan was the type of person who would give his all, give his best, because someone asked him to do something", McNair's mother Tonya Wilson said to GMA. It pushed them to look at him as being exhausted and out of shape, to curse at him as he was literally failing.

Jordan McNair's parents also said they've formed a charity to raise awareness about heatstroke.

"This particular injury isn't something that just happened to Jordan; it happens all the time", Martin McNair said.

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The parents' lawyer, Hassan Murphy, said "there's no doubt" there was a "toxic culture" within the school's football program. 'This is our opportunity to speak for all the parents that haven't had access to a forum such as this'.

University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and athletic director Damon Evans apologized to McNair's family and the university community Tuesday.

McNair collapsed on the field on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.

"The board supports [University of Maryland-College Park's] decision to launch externally led investigations, as well as the interim actions taken by UMCP pending the outcome of those investigations", Caret continued.

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A report on McNair's death is expected by September 15.

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