Maryland Football Scandal: The Exception or the Norm? [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty talk about the ongoing "scandal" involving the University of Maryland football team, specifically an "extreme" regimen employed by head coach DJ Durkin, a regimen that resulted in the death of 19-year-old lineman Jordan McNair. To hear this segment, set the video to begin at 1:12:54.
"Maryland president Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans took responsibility for the June death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, 19, during a press conference held Tuesday in College Park, Maryland. However, the university has not yet made a decision regarding the status of football coach DJ Durkin, who will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the program."
And while not admitting any wrongdoing, the school president seemed to condemn the coach's methods of toughening his players. Again, from cbssports:
"Lo added, 'No Maryland student-athlete will ever be in a situation where his or her life and safety ... will be at risk, especially when that risk is foreseeable. I made that commitment to them. I'm making it now to all of our student-athletes, the University of Maryland community and all the people of Maryland.'"