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Mother Of College Football Player Calls Team's Coach A "Psychopath"

A general view of Maryland's football stadium.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: General view of the Maryland Terrapins and West Virginia Mountaineers game at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The mother of a former college football player has called her son's former head coach a "psychopath who thinks he is more powerful than God" in a new interview.

The Washington Post has a new deep-dive on D.J. Durkin and Maryland's football team in the wake of the controversy within the alleged culture of the program.

Included in the story is the damning quote from the mother of a former Durkin player.

From the story:

An eight-person commission that has been overseeing an investigation into allegations of abuse, bullying and toxicity in the program is expected to wrap up its review as early as Monday. Ultimately, when the commission presents its findings to the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents, which could happen at its next scheduled meeting Oct. 19, the body will have to decide whether Durkin, the state’s second-highest-paid employee at $2.5 million per year, was performing his job of improving the Terrapins’ competitive success or whether he was, in the words of the mother of one former player, “a psychopath who thinks he is more powerful than God.”

Durkin remains on leave at Maryland. The school continues to weigh his future at the program.

You can read the full story here.