UMD football coach placed on leave following abuse allegations

Maryland Coach DJ Durkin speaks during last month’s Big Ten Conference media days

McNair died two weeks later on June 13. ESPN revealed the scary details surrounding McNair's death, which led Maryland to place several staffers on leave.

SC head coach Will Muschamp spoke out in support of his former defensive coordinator and current Maryland head coach DJ Durkin after a bombshell report published Friday claimed the football program developed a toxic culture under Durkin.

"But I know D.J. Durkin personally, and I know what kind of man he is". Sources later tell ESPN.com that McNair did not finish the runs on his own strength and was eventually walked around the practice field before being taken for treatment.

Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer, has been hired by Maryland to investigate the circumstances of the death; a report is expected by September 15, The Associated Press reported. McNair's parents hired a Baltimore law firm to also investigate.

June 25, 2018: Evans is named full-time athletic director.

Athletic Director Damon Evans, in a letter to the university's community, disputed the accusations in the ESPN report, stating that the claims were "not reflective of the culture we seek to build here".

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August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues.

"In light of deeply troubling reports about the University of Maryland football program's training practices and general culture, I support the university's decision to suspend Coach DJ Durkin, and expect that the investigation into the program will be wide-ranging and thorough". Multiple sources close to the program describe past behavior of intimidation, humiliation and verbal abuse that created a culture of fear for the players.

"I would never, ever, ever allow my child to be coached there", said a former Maryland staffer who was quoted in the story.

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as interim coach.

The university commissioned an external review and, "pending the final outcome", has placed some of the staff on leave, said Jessica L. Jennings, director of communications, in a statement.

"I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behavior by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports".

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