Maryland held a press conference Tuesday, headlined by President Wallace Loh and athletic director Damon Evans, to address a litany of issues stemming from Jordan McNair’s death.
Loh and Evans each began their respective statements by expressing their sorrows and sincere apologies to the McNair family, who they said they visited earlier Tuesday.
“I said to the family, the university owes you an apology,” Loh said. “You entrusted Jordan to our care and he is never returning him again.”
Following the press conference, Hassan Murphy, one of the attorneys representing the McNair family, released a statement from Jordan’s parents, Tonya and Marty.
Statement via the McNair family lawyers: pic.twitter.com/7Z5GcPV9X1— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) August 14, 2018
Aside from the misspelling of Jordan, this is one of the tamest statements from the Murphy, Falcon and Murphy firm. So far, the group has fired back at DJ Durkin’s statement at Big Ten Media Days regarding his confidence in the Walters, Inc. investigation and called for Durkin to be fired.
The other Murphy in the firm, Billy, is on record stating that a civil suit in federal court is “likely” but we’ll have to see how everything plays out on that front.
In other news
If you want to watch the whole press conference for yourself, here it is.
Strength and conditioning coach Rick Court is no longer with Maryland football. Here’s why.
We’ve got an updated timeline of everything we know about what happened at the workout that led to McNair’s death.
Additionally, there’s been a lot of moving parts in the whole Jordan McNair story. We’ve got a comprehensive storyline for your convenience.
Thomas went on SB Nation radio before the press conference to talk about what’s happened.
Meanwhile, we’ve continued our Maryland in the Big Ten retrospective because the news doesn’t sleep and neither do we.