May 29, RANDALLSTOWN, MD-native MARYLAND TERRAPINS Offensive Lineman JORDAN McNAIR collapsed during an outdoor team workout, and two weeks later; he passed away!!!
JORDAN McNAIR was only 19-years-old.
ESPN reports the May 29 workout was organized and led by the TERRAPINS Strength and Conditioning Staff and began at about 4:15 T.
JORDAN had a seizure at about 5:00 PM
McNAIR Family Attorney BILLY MURPHY stated;
"Our reading of the medical records and the 911 call Maryland made to the EMT to come to the field reveal that 45 minutes into the practice, he had convulsions and a seizure on the field, and the 911 call reflects emergency personnel noted McNair had experienced a seizure."
"Our preliminary investigation reveals there is an unexplained one-hour time period when nothing significant was done to avoid the complications of heatstroke. Although there is some evidence they allegedly tried to cool him down, he should have been iced immediately. He presented at the hospital with a temperature of 106, which means he was not cooled down.
We're very concerned about the unexplained one hour between the time of the seizure and hyperventilating that was observed by a coach, and what happened in that remaining hour before the EMT people were actually called. This points to an utter disregard of the health of this player, and we are extraordinarily concerned that the coaches did not react appropriately to his injury."UNIVERSITY Of MARYLAND issued a statement;
"to express on behalf of the university our apology for the loss of their son on that fateful day of May 29th.
"They entrusted their son to us, and he did not return home.
"We will do everything within our power to ensure that no University of Maryland student-athlete is ever again put in a situation where his or her safety and life are at foreseeable risk,"DAMON EVANS said;
"The care provided was not consistent with best practices and heat illness was not properly identified or treated,"
"We will not tolerate any behavior from any employee within Maryland athletics that is detrimental to the mental or physical well-being of our student athletes."TERRAPINS Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance RICK COURT has resigned.
RICK COURT stated through a letter;
"The football student-athletes' mental and physical health remain my number one priority; thus I am stepping down to allow the team to heal and move forward. I will continue to cooperate with the University's investigations and I will be transparent with inquiries while respecting the legal process. I will also ensure a smooth transition, so the team is well-prepared for the approaching football season."Head Coach DJ DURKIN is placed on ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. Offensive Coordinator MATT CANADA is named INTERIM HEAD COACH