UMd. head coach placed on leave

Maryland Coach DJ Durkin speaks during last month’s Big Ten Conference media days

It was only a matter of time before other coaches were asked about the bombshell reports that described a toxic culture at Maryland but the award for one of the more tone-deaf statements in the wake of serious allegations stemming from a player's depth appears to come from SC head coach Will Muschamp on Saturday. Court had been in the same position at Mississippi State prior to being hired at Maryland.

June 13, 2018: McNair dies in the hospital at age 19.

Multiple officials with the University of Maryland athletic staff have been suspended pending a review following allegations of a toxic environment leading to the death of football player Jordan McNair earlier this year.

Ben Jealous, a candidate for Maryland governor, is also calling for the suspensions of Durkin and Evans, until an investigation into McNair's death has been finished.

An attorney for the McNair family told ESPN that a lawsuit is very likely.

"Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate, and friend, and he will be sorely missed", Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans said in June.

Tiger Woods is in hunt but laments one hole that got away
Woods struggled early in his first round with a couple bogies. "He's got a great head on his shoulders", Furyk said. Lowry was three under par for the first ten holes of his second round when play was suspended by rain yesterday.

August 3, 2018: Practice officially starts and, according to sources, the culture of bullying, led by Court, continues. The story relied on anonymous former players and others close to the program, which Muschamp took particular issue with when asked about the story. If that former staffer had any guts, why didn't he put his name on it?

Durkin sends a letter to parents of players, saying an upcoming report by ESPN.com may "prompt questions" about the program.

"I am extremely concerned by the allegations of unacceptable behaviors by members of our football staff detailed in recent media reports", Evans said in his statement. He reiterated his support for the full investigation of the program.

The University of Maryland released a statement Friday afternoon announcing this development while the final outcome of the review is pending.

Offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as the interim head coach.

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.

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