Maryland has terminated the employment of two athletic trainers who have come under severe scrutiny in wake of Jordan McNair’s death in June, according to a report.
The Washington Post is reporting that Steve Nordwall and Wes Robinson were fired on Tuesday. Nordwall was the assistant athletic director of athletic training and Robinson was the head trainer for Maryland football. Both had been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 10.
A spokesperson with the University of Maryland issued a statement, saying “The trainers that were previously on administrative leave are no longer employed at the university.”
Last week, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents recommended that the trainers be reinstated with the school. Regents also made the recommendation to reinstate head coach DJ Durkin.
Durkin was reinstated for one day but was fired the following afternoon.
Nordwall and Robinson drew heavy criticism for failing to properly treat McNair during an organized team workout in May. McNair suffered from heatstroke and practices typically used as treatment were not utilized.
The termination of Nordwall and Robinson means four employees associated with Maryland athletics and the football program have been let go since McNairs death. Rick Court, the former strength and conditioning coach for the Terrapins, parted ways with the university in mid-August.