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first_imgA general view of Maryland's football stadium.COLLEGE PARK, MD – SEPTEMBER 17: General view of the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers game at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)Maryland head coach DJ Durkin remains on leave amid the investigation into the program. The parents of Jordan McNair, the former Maryland offensive lineman who passed away in June, doesn’t think he should be allowed to coach anymore.On May 29, McNair suffered heatstroke during a team workout. His temperature reportedly hit 106 degrees.According to a report, it took upwards of 45 minutes to an hour for an ambulance to take him to the hospital. Unnamed players quoted by ESPN’s big piece on the scandal, which dove into a larger scale toxic culture at Maryland, teammates had to help McNair across the field for the final of his 110-yard sprints, as head athletic trainer Wes Robinson yelled for them to “drag his ass across the field.”He died two weeks after the workout, while in the hospital.Jordan McNair’s parents appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss their son’s tragic death.They spoke with ABC’s Michael Strahan, a former NFL star, about the situation at Maryland.ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Jordan McNair’s parents speak out after his death as Maryland football program comes under investigation: https://t.co/0wZJnpowI9 pic.twitter.com/5IV8FKwnzC— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 16, 2018During the interview, Martin McNair, the former Terrapin’s father, said that Durkin should be fired.“He shouldn’t be able to work with anyone else’s kid. You send your kid away to college for them to be developed into young people — and that’s physically, emotionally and spiritually, and teach our young kids, our young people that we worked so hard to get there, to, ‘Hey, I’m giving my child to you. Keep him safe.’ They did anything but that.So of course he should be fired.”Former Maryland strength coach Rick Court, a central figure in the ESPN article, reached an agreement to resign from the program, the school announced the other day.Maryland’s investigation into the matter is expected to last into mid-September. It is unclear if the school will make a point of deciding on Durkin’s future before the season.Maryland opens play with Texas on Sept. 1.last_img

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