ESPN's report, released Friday, roughly two months after McNair's death, detailed horrific and demeaning treatment of players by members of Durkin's staff. The offensive lineman was hospitalized following a team workout.
SC football coach Will Muschamp defended former assistant D.J. Durkin on Saturday, accusing the media of irresponsibly sharing anonymous accounts of alleged "toxic culture" inside the Maryland football program. McNair has difficulty finishing a set of 110-yard sprints and is found to have a body temperature of 106 degrees at a local hospital.
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The report said McNair had "showed signs of extreme exhaustion" before he died of heatstroke suffered during the May workout.
August 10, 2018: ESPN.com reports allegations of a toxic coaching culture under Durkin and Court.
Muschamp also addressed allegations from anonymous players, questioning their veracity and the players' motives. Additional staff has been placed on leave by Maryland, but exactly who and how many were not revealed. "If that former staffer had any guts, why didn't he put his name on that?"More news: Jose Mourinho: I wanted to bring on Anthony Martial but couldn't
Durkin sends a letter to parents of players, saying an upcoming report by ESPN.com may "prompt questions" about the program.
"The alleged behaviors raised in the ESPN story are troubling and not consistent with our approach to the coaching and development of our student athletes", the university had said in an earlier statement to ESPN.
As of now, offensive coordinator Matt Canada, who was hired by Maryland in January, will be the interim head coach.More news: Trump calls Omarosa Manigault Newman a 'lowlife'
Court was placed on paid leave as part of the investigation into the article's claims, The Associated Press reported Saturday, citing an anonymous source. Evans said that the university is committed to fully investigating the program.
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