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Old 08-11-2018, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Murphy, North Carolina
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Jordan McNair of Maryland Terrapins died of heatstroke after team workout


Maryland Terrapins football culture toxic coach DJ Durkin


Maryland Terrapins place trainers on leave amid investigation into Jordan McNair's death


This entire ordeal has sickened me since i first read about this...hopefully these trainers get locked up in prison for a long, long time. Don't know if Durkin's getting canned, but he probably should be.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I am a lifelong MD fan and a grad. This story sickens me to the core. If, and this is still a giant if, this story is accurate it is inexcusable. There is no way to defend the lack of treatment from the training staff. Head should role and criminal charges should follow if applicable.

Of course there will be innocent victims. The basketball program, which had nothing to do with this, will probably feel the fallout from this and that's not fair. But I'm not taking the path of so many Penn State fans who defended Joe Pa despite the obvious. No if my school was culpable they should pay the price and I won't defend them or make excuses for their poor behavior as many Penn State fans did with Paterno.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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This happens too often. So many times players are hot and need water. By the time you know you are thirsty, you should have drank water. They keep running them. They make them wait 5 or 10 more minutes. They use cardio as a punishment because they did not block correctly, or they were holding on a play. Coaching staffs need to find ways of punishing players without putting their lives in jeopardy.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Fox Chapel
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Unfortunately, this could happen in any Division 1 football program, no matter what you think of the head coach. It doesn't make it acceptable but firing the head coach won't change anything.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Unfortunately, this could happen in any Division 1 football program, no matter what you think of the head coach. It doesn't make it acceptable but firing the head coach won't change anything.
You need to understand the complete story. The player was showing obvious signs of a medical problem. The reports are very very troubling and apparently accurate. Not only did they deny the player immediate medical attention at the first very clear signs of a problem there are reports that coaches tried to get him to complete his drill. They most certainly did not call 911 until nearly an hour later, when he arrived at the hospital his temp was 105. Had they responded immediately he would probably be alive, now he is dead and many believe the culture of driving players hard, even it is dangerous, instilled by the head coach is the problem. It's a gots to go situation for the head coach.

When the President of a University that is no doubt facing litigation admits they were responsible for the players death it should be very obvious where the problem is. And I'm a grad of the school.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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You need to understand the complete story. The player was showing obvious signs of a medical problem. The reports are very very troubling and apparently accurate. Not only did they deny the player immediate medical attention at the first very clear signs of a problem there are reports that coaches tried to get him to complete his drill. They most certainly did not call 911 until nearly an hour later, when he arrived at the hospital his temp was 105. Had they responded immediately he would probably be alive, now he is dead and many believe the culture of driving players hard, even it is dangerous, instilled by the head coach is the problem. It's a gots to go situation for the head coach.

When the President of a University that is no doubt facing litigation admits they were responsible for the players death it should be very obvious where the problem is. And I'm a grad of the school.
There apparently needs to be a requirement, if not an absolute LAW (!) that when an athlete shows signs of needing medical attention, that the athlete immediately receive that medical attention.

If there already isn't such a requirement, I'd be very surprised.

Also, the idea of ANYONE needing to demand "driving players hard" needs to be ended, if it hasn't already been.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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This story is a week old and only a handful of posts, thus confirming that nobody cares about Maryland football. LOL
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Tragic for the young man & his family. RIP

But I donít think the Terps are gonna score 51 on the Longhorns again.
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Old 08-22-2018, 11:54 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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This story is a week old and only a handful of posts, thus confirming that nobody cares about Maryland football. LOL
I thought the same thing. Just knew more people would have commented on a subject that needs immediate change.
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Old 08-23-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Don't they have a medical staff monitoring these workout conditions?
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