REPORT: University of Maryland Board of Trustees schedule 'special closed meeting' for Friday
The University of Maryland Board of Trustees has called a “special closed meeting” that will take place on Friday to discuss a variety of topics relating to the impending lawsuit the school is facing, according to a report.
Late Wednesday night, college football insider Brett McMurphy reported that the Maryland Board of Trustees will meet on a Friday in a “special closed meeting.” McMurphy continued to say that topics will include “removal, resignation, employment, litigation, legal counsel or personal matters related to the university’s impending lawsuit and the future of President Wallace Loh, athletic director Damon Evans and head football coach D.J. Durkin.
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Maryland Board of Trustees calls special closed meeting Friday. Topics include “removal, resignation, employment, litigation, legal counsel or personnel matters” related to university’s impending lawsuit & possibly future of President Wallace Loh, AD Damon Evans & Coach DJ Durkin
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 16, 2018
McMurphy’s report comes one day after Loh and Evans held a press conference to discuss the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair and the alleged “toxic” culture that was reported in an ESPN story, detailing an abusive environment within the football program.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Loh stated that Maryland had accepted all “legal and moral responsibility” for the death of McNair. He also confirmed that the training staff made terrible mistakes in handling McNair’s situation when he was in need of urgent care.
Evans also confirmed that former strength and conditioning coach Rick Court had parted ways with the program. Court had been accused of having an abusive and intimidating coaching style in the report from ESPN.
Durkin and other members of the coaching staff are on administrative leave while an independent team investigates the culture of the football program at Maryland.