Reporting was handed down Saturday about the Maryland Terrapins offensive lineman who passed away earlier this year after collapsing at a conditioning practice.
Jordan McNair died of heatstroke after being worked way too hard during the proceedings.
Sources: Maryland's McNair died of heatstroke https://t.co/Fu0J1u5O85— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) August 10, 2018
McNair, who was 19 years old, was reportedly showing obvious signs of struggle during the workout. As another player stated,
A 911 call from the Maryland football team revealed that "
The NCAA was founded in 1906 after the deaths of 18 football players.— Alicia Jessop (@RulingSports) August 10, 2018
2018: "Drag his ass across the field!" was allegedly yelled by Maryland's head athletic trainer about a player obviously struggling to run a drill in the heat.
Jordan McNair would die of heat stroke.
It's so sad that a player -- a teenager, a kid -- could be worked so hard at a football practice that it causes him to lose his life. It's an outrageous shame. Something that's as trivial in the big picture as game played by amateurs should never been given such lethal stakes.
Coaches, especially in a sport like football were players can weigh over 300 pounds, have to realize what the limits of their players are. And Terps coach DJ Durkin utterly failed to live up to his single most basic responsibility-- the safety of the players he's entrusted with.
There's surely much more to come from this story. But with each new report, things just sound worse and worse.