Ever wanted to go back to college for the day? Don’t miss: 3 top lecturers in Baltimore

University of Oklahoma

Death of Jordan McNair: Why did so few Maryland football players talk to investigator?

Death of Jordan McNair: Why did so few Maryland football players talk to investigator?

Dozens of players were on the field the day University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair fell ill during practice, suffering heatstroke that would lead to his death. But just six players agreed to speak to the consultant the university hired to investigate what happened that day — and how the team staff handled the 19-year-old’s distress.

Some parents and others wonder whether more players might have come forward had a more confidential process been used to solicit the players’ input.

Instead, the consultant, Dr. Rod Walters, said he allowed assistant athletic director Jason Baisden to handle the sign-up. Players were told to sign their names to a sheet that was hung...

57°