Report: Maryland spent over $1.5 million on investigation into culture of football program
The investigation into the culture of the Maryland football program cost the University System of Maryland more than $1.5 million to conduct, according to a report from The Washington Post.
Rick Maese reported on Wednesday that the probe into the program’s culture came at a $1.57 million total, with four of the eight members on the commission requesting six figures for their efforts.
The investigation took over two months as the commission was charged with looking into an alleged “toxic culture” under the leadership of then-head coach DJ Durkin. The probe was prompted following the tragic death of Jordan McNair, who passed away following an organized team workout in the summer.
The commission produced its findings in a 192-page report in October.
After the investigation concluded, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents made the recommendation to retain Durkin, who had been suspended during the probe. While Durkin was reinstated temporarily, he was fired just a day later by University of Maryland President Wallace Loh.
To view a complete breakdown of billing Maryland received for the investigation, you can visit The Washington Post.