COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept “legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes.”
Maryland has parted ways with strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, who resigned in the wake of the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair. Athletic director Damon Evans acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in the treatment of McNair, who was hospitalized May 29 after a team workout and died June 13.
The attorney for the McNair family said a preliminary death certificate indicates the cause of death was heatstroke.