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University of Maryland Statement on External Review and Football Team Practices -- June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018
Contacts: 

Katie Lawson, 301-405-4622

The University of Maryland released the below statement today. In response to questions from the media on the external review being conducted following the death of student-athlete Jordan McNair and on the team's practice schedule, a university spokesperson said:

The university is contracting with Walters Incorporated to conduct an external review, and the review will begin by week's end. The review will evaluate relevant policies and protocols, as the safety and well-being of our student-athletes is the highest priority.

Football players have been informed that regularly scheduled practices are voluntary until further notice. First and foremost the focus is on the well-being of our student-athletes, and this time is for them to grieve. We will continue to provide the resources our student-athletes need, which includes counseling services and access to spiritual leaders, during this difficult time.