University of Maryland settles with family of Jordan McNair originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Two-and-a-half years after the death of their son, former Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, Marty McNair and Tonya Wilson have agreed to a settlement with the University of Maryland for a total of $3.5 million.
The amount is to be approved later in the month, but was initially announced on Friday. This announcement brings closure to the legal side of a two-year process stemming from McNair's untimely death.
In May of 2018, McNair collapsed at a team workout, ultimately passing away two weeks later. In August of the same year, reports came out about a culture of intimidation and abuse under the watch of then-head coach DJ Durkin and his staff, specifically the team's strength and conditioning coach.
The ensuing investigation also determined that the Maryland medical staff failed to properly identify and treat McNair's symptoms, which contributed to his tragic passing.
Durkin was later fired after the school faced pressure from its fans and the media, and Marty McNair has since endorsed the hiring of Mike Locksley to try to right the ship for the Terrapins program.