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CORRECTION: The university has parted ways with Court, but did not fire him. The article has been updated.
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UMD officials said Tuesday they've accepted “legal and moral” responsibility for the death of Jordan McNair.
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Maryland has fired head strength and conditioning coach Rick Court, following reports that the football program’s toxic culture may have played a role in the death of Jordan McNair.
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Andy Kostka 2h
That's all from Evans and Loh. Big takeaway: Training staff did not correctly diagnose and treat McNair's heatstroke.
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Evans said his plan is to evaluate culture and make sure environment is safe and conducive to development. Evans believes he's the one to lead MD through this
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Evans said he players and coaches were allotted a grieving period before they were interviewed during investigation, which is why it took about two months before they were interviewed.
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Evans confirms Maryland has parted ways with Rick Court, head strength and conditioning coordinator
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James Crabtree-Hannigan 3h
Rick Court has been fired by the University of Maryland.
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Evans said earlier today Loh and himself shared findings with McNair's parents. Evans is choked up recalling this. "No words" are good enough to express sorrow
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Evans said they have changed how they practice in warm weather, with more breaks, water.
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Heat illness was not promptly identified or treated. trainers didn't take temperature or apply cold water treatment. Evans expects further from report and that report will be public
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Evans said his highest priority when hired was to investigate circumstances surrounding Jordan McNair's death. Have learned that McNair didn't receive appropriate medical care and mistakes were made by some athletic training personnel.
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Damon Evans’ turn
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Loh's concluding statement revolves around sentiment that what happened to McNair will never happen again
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This group will interview athletes, parents, coaches to review culture with "due process." Will be confidential interviews
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Loh put together a team, four individuals, who have already met to begin review of practices and culture of football program.
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Safeguards are underway. additional training for training staff
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Loh calls alleged bullying in football program "unacceptable."
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No umd athlete will ever be in situation again where his/her life and safety are at risk, Loh said. He made that commitment to McNair's family today.
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Policy and protocol, some of them, don't conform to best practices. Loh said no vital signs taken, other safe-guard actions that should've been taken weren't.
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