The University System of Maryland Board of Regents will release findings on Sept. 21 from the Walters Inc.-led investigation into the death of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, according to a Wednesday press release.
McNair died on June 13 after collapsing from heatstroke at a May 29 offseason workout.
Following McNair’s death, the University of Maryland hired Dr. Rod Walters, a sports medicine consultant, to look into the actions and procedures taken by Maryland’s medical and training staff during the workout. On Aug. 17, the Board of Regents assumed responsibility of the investigation.
At an Aug. 14 press conference, University President Wallace Loh and Athletic Director Damon Evans shared preliminary results from the investigation, admitting to “misdiagnosis” by the training staff. Loh said the University accepts “moral and legal responsibility” for the death of McNair.
“The Board of Regents is committed to uncovering all the discoverable facts about Jordan McNair’s tragic death, and separately, the culture of the football program at the University of Maryland, College Park,” USM Board of Regents Chair James Brady said. “Once the Board has the facts, we are committed to sharing what we find with the people of Maryland, and to making whatever decisions might be necessary and appropriate to best support our students.”
The Walters Inc. review is the first of two investigations into the Maryland football program. A separate investigation into the culture of the program, led by an eight-person commission, was announced following an ESPN report alleging a “toxic culture.”
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