For those who need to be reminded: Tragedy struck the NCAA when Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair passed away after a grueling offseason workout.
Now, hours later, one of Maryland's offensive lineman Ellis McKennie took to Twitter in a powerful, emotional way speaking of the school's decision. Take a look.
Every Saturday my teammates and I have to kneel before the memorial of our fallen teammate. Yet a group of people do not have the courage to hold anyone accountable for his death. If only they could have the courage that Jordan had. It’s never the wrong time to do what’s right. pic.twitter.com/AaZVmLGTtS— Ellis McKennie (@emck_cubed97) October 30, 2018
It's one thing to do what is best for the football and athletics program. It is ENTIRELY different holding individuals accountable for a STUDENT'S death.
Earlier today, three players walked out of a team meeting after becoming aware of the news.
Check out what McNair's father had to say:
Jordan McNair's father on the return of Maryland coach DJ Durkin: “I feel like I’ve been punched in the stomach, and somebody spit in my face” https://t.co/nPOZ4LJrOv— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 30, 2018
McKennie is right. There is never a wrong time to do what is right. Changes should have made been made shortly, if not immediately following McNair's death, but retaining Durkin and Evans for another year is essentially saying that Maryland's Board of Regent's isn't concerned about justice.
We are 110 percent with McKennie on this one.