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Maryland president Wallace Loh sees surge of support amid football scandal. Here's what leaders are saying.

Maryland president Wallace Loh sees surge of support amid football scandal. Here's what leaders are saying.

Amid an investigation into the culture of the University of Maryland’s football program, power players in the state are preemptively mobilizing to defend President Wallace Loh. They say they’re worried he is being made a “scapegoat” and they say black Marylanders support Loh for renaming the stadium that honored segregationist Harry “Curley” Byrd and taking “moral and legal” responsibility for the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.

State Sens. Jim Rosapepe and Paul Pinsky, along with six state delegates who represent Prince George’s County, wrote last week to to the University System of Maryland’s governing body, praising Loh’s leadership and warning that his removal could...

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