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UMD Suspends Football Coach Durkin

August 11th, 2018 by WCBC Radio

The University of Maryland has placed Head Football Coach D J Durkin, two athletic trainers, and a strength coach on administrative leave as the school continues its review of the circumstances surrounding the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

 

Governor Larry Hogan today issued the following statement on the University of Maryland’s decision to place head football coach DJ Durkin on administrative leave:

 

“In light of deeply troubling reports about the University of Maryland football program’s training practices and general culture, I support the university’s decision to suspend Coach DJ Durkin, and expect that the investigation into the program will be wide-ranging and thorough. We must have complete confidence that our student athletes are treated with dignity and respect and that they are supervised and coached responsibly.

 

“If the investigation confirms these reports, then strong and permanent corrective actions should be taken immediately.

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