Maryland has placed 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, sources told ESPN.
Athletic director Damon Evans informed the team Saturday that head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson, director of athletic training Steve Nordwall, and Rick Court, Maryland’s assistant athletics director for sports performance, were placed on administrative leave, according to people at the meeting.
Sources tell @CFBHeather and me that #Maryland has placed head football athletic trainer Wes Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall on administrative leave. Also hearing athletic director Damon Evans addressing team now.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) August 11, 2018
ESPN on Friday reported McNair died of heatstroke on June 13, two weeks after participating in a May 29 team workout at Maryland’s outdoor practice fields. McNair had difficulty standing upright while running a set of 110-yard sprints and was found to have a body temperature of 106 degrees when he arrived at a local hospital, multiple sources told ESPN.
This is ABSOLUTELY unacceptable is what Wes Robinson said was true. You never do that to any player!!!! pic.twitter.com/3A3VPvgn5u
— Jasmine B. (@jasmined_brown) August 10, 2018
In a statement Friday to ESPN, Maryland said: “At no point before or during the external review has a student-athlete, athletic trainer or coach reported a seizure occurring at 5 p.m.”
Evans said June 14th that McNair completed the workout, which consisted of 10 110-yard sprints, before falling ill. Sounds like someone will pay for this tragedy. Check out what Wes Robinson looks like below, interesting.