Report: Maryland approves of settlement with family of Jordan McNair
The University of Maryland has approved of a $3.5 million settlement with the family of Jordan McNair, who died in 2018 after suffering heatstroke during a summer team workout. The Washington Post reported the news on Wednesday.
According to the report, state officials approved of the $3.5 million settlement and all parties signed off on the agreement. The University of Maryland accepted all “legal and moral responsibility” for McNair’s death.
McNair, 19, died after the medical staff at Maryland failed to properly treat him after suffering heatstroke during an organized team workout during the summer.
The University of Maryland will also cover the settlement costs and it will settle all claims made by McNair’s parents, as well as McNair’s estate.
After McNair’s death, the University of Maryland launched an investigation into the program and claims that DJ Durkin created a “toxic” environment within the football program. Durkin was placed on leave during the investigation and was eventually fired after two seasons as the head coach.
You can read more on the settlement from The Washington Post.