Almost seven months after the workout at which Jordan McNair suffered heatstroke, which led to his death two weeks later, the university has released several videos from that day.
The video files were released after public records requests from numerous outlets, including surveillance camera footage of the workout itself and footage from body cameras worn by police officers and paramedics.
Deadspin released almost 20 minutes of footage from Officers Rabold and Walker, who responded to the emergency and saw the paramedics arrive at Gossett Team House and load McNair into an ambulance to help take him to the hospital. Much of the video is redacted due to specifics about McNair’s condition. The university previously declined to release the footage while waiting for an investigation by the Office of the Attorney General to be completed.
According to the footage, the paramedics arrived to the team house at 6:05 p.m. and took an elevator down to the ground floor. Walker was already concerned that the medics were moving too slow, and later expressed the same concern to Rabold.
“They’re moving so fucking slow,” Walker said at 6:10 p.m. “It’s pissing me off.”
In the same conversation, Rabold asked Walker if McNair had been brought inside and Walker said he was still outside.
“Jesus,” Rabold responded.
The final three minutes of footage showed the ambulance closing and getting ready to leave Maryland Stadium, which it would eventually do at 6:27 p.m., according to the Walters Report that was released in September. McNair would eventually arrive at the Washington Adventist Hospital at 6:36 p.m.
Since the workout was only a conditioning workout and not an actual practice, the only video of the workout is from surveillance cameras. According to the Baltimore Sun, “large swaths of the football field are obscured, and the video is recorded from across the street, making it difficult to make out specifics about what is happening.”
McNair later died on June 13 due to symptoms of heatstroke. University president Wallace Loh said the university would take “full legal and moral responsibility” for McNair’s death in August, and the Walters report in September detailed how the athletic training staff did not follow proper protocol when treating McNair.
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