It’s easy to blame the University of Maryland for the death of Jordan McNair, and it was the UMD president who almost immediately admitted the university’s culpability.
Then it got messy and political. The Board of Regents took over and they are controlled by the republican governor – Hogan. Hogan is a typical lying politician who will do and say anything to get and keep his job. The Board of Regents ignored all evidence that the football program under the head coach was unhealthy for the players (and not successful on the field). It is unbelievable that they retained the coach and athletic director who were directly responsible for the players death and forced the school president to resign because he had taken the moral high ground and admitted that the university had failed to protect the student.
The powerful alumni donors who keep the football program alive are the same people who support the governor and other lying republican politicians. They have shown us how callously uncaring the republican establishment is toward everyone else.