The University of Maryland football program is dealing with the tragic death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. McNair died Wednesday after being hospitalized following a team workout on May 29.
McNair underwent a liver transplant while he was hospitalized and was “fighting for his life” according to a GoFundMe set up by his family. Tragically, he passed away.
Maryland held a press conference this afternoon to discuss the circumstances surrounding McNair’s death. The university is conducting a review, and it is still ongoing.
According to Maryland Executive AD Damon Evans, McNair participated in a supervised team workout which included a “baseline conditioning activity” that consisted of 10 110s (110-yard sprints). McNair completed the workout, but trainers noticed he was having difficulty recovering, at which point Evans said they began supporting active recovery.
McNair was then transferred to the training room for additional care and 911 was dialed.
Maryland gives this timeline of May 29: Players have a scheduled supervised workout at 4:15pm, trainers notice that Jordan McNair was having difficulty recovering, call 911, transported to hospital around 6pm.
— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) June 14, 2018
Quick news conference at Maryland is over. School will conduct external review of what happened. They say Jordan McNair didn't show he was struggling until after the workout that afternoon.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) June 14, 2018
Maryland did not reveal the cause of McNair’s death.
We will update you with any further details as they emerge.