University of Maryland places conduct football manager on leave after allegations of abuse, intimidation

Three weeks before a start of a college football season, a University of Maryland has put a control manager on executive leave while it investigates accusations of abuse and intimidation. A actor died on his watch.

After DJ Durkin won his initial diversion as control manager of a university’s football group — a lapse to mass seemed probable for a long-struggling program.

But reduction than dual years later, one actor is passed after collapsing during practice. Durkin is dangling amid bomb allegations of actor mistreatment. Once again, a propagandize sports module is struggling to conclude a disproportion between high expectations and undisguised abuse.


Jordan McNair

Freshman Jordan McNair was hospitalized May 29 and died Jun 23 after using 110-yard windsprints during a group workout. While no central means of genocide has been released, a counsel for McNair’s family, Billy Murphy Jr., says coaches showed a negligence for a student’s health.  

“It’s not reasonable that a 19-year-old should pass away,” Durkin pronounced during a press conference, holding behind tears.

Murphy pronounced Sunday he’s seen a rough genocide certificate and has concluded, “This is an apparent heatstroke case,” according to The Associated Press.

DJ Durkin

Head manager DJ Durkin seen Oct. 8, 2016.

Coach Durkin and 3 other staffers, including strength and conditioning manager Rick Court, were dangling Saturday — one day after an ESPN news minute “a coaching sourroundings formed on fear and intimidation,” including “extreme written abuse” … “meant to ridicule their masculinity.”

In one purported incident, a actor was “belittled … after flitting out during a drill.”

In another, a actor perplexing to eat during a assembly “had a dish slapped out of his hands.”

The University of Maryland says it’s questioning these charges, with jaunty executive Damon Evans observant “we contingency do better.”

Durkin denied a allegations in a minute to parents, observant reserve is a daily priority.

“Coach Durkin should be dismissed immediately,” Murphy said. “His control and a control of a coaches was reprehensible. They were not prepared … to understanding with a heatstroke incident.”

Durkin “fostered a terrible culture,” Murphy said, that enclosed “physical and verbal” abuse of players.

“And a third reason he ought to be dismissed is: How are we going to have a viable football module as prolonged as it is probable for him to turn a manager again?” Murphy said.

Murphy has not nonetheless filed a lawsuit opposite a propagandize on interest of a family, though pronounced that’s usually a matter of time. Dr. Rod Walters, a former college jaunty trainer, has been hired by Maryland to control an eccentric investigation, that is approaching to be accessible by Sept. 15.

“In a best of all probable worlds we wish to wait until that review is released,” Murphy said.

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