Mary­land fires 2 train­ers in­volved in treat­ment of McNair

Merced Sun-Star - - Sports -

The fall­out at the Univer­sity of Mary­land fol­low­ing the death of Jor­dan McNair con­tin­ued with the dis­missal of two train­ers in­volved in the player’s treat­ment after he col­lapsed on the prac­tice field in late May.

Head coach DJ Durkin was fired last week after be­ing re­in­stated from paid ad­min­is­tra­tive leave for one day.

Mary­land has not for­mally an­nounced the fir­ing of the two train­ers who were on paid leave, and has never re­leased their names. How­ever, a per­son fa­mil­iar with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion told The Associated Press in Au­gust that foot­ball ath­letic trainer Wes Robin­son and di­rec­tor of ath­letic train­ing Steve Nord­wall had been placed on leave fol­low­ing McNair’s death. Michi­gan up to 4th in

CFP rank­ings: Michi­gan moved into the fourth spot of the Col­lege Foot­ball Play­off rank­ings, be­hind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. Ge­or­gia was next at five, fol­lowed by Ok­la­homa.

The play­off pic­ture cleared up after a week­end where sev­eral con­tenders as­serted them­selves. The top-four teams in the fi­nal rank­ings Dec. 2 will play in the na­tional semi­fi­nals.

The Crim­son Tide eas­ily dis­patched LSU from the top four, beat­ing the Tigers 29-0. LSU, though, only dropped to No. 7 after its se­cond loss, ahead of Wash­ing­ton State, West Vir­ginia and Ohio State – all with only one loss.

No­table

Kansas State: Cor­ner­back Duke Shelley was ar­rested this week for fail­ure to ap­pear and re­leased after pay­ing a $500 bond, though his sta­tus for this week­end’s game against Kansas re­mains in ques­tion. A school spokesman said any pun­ish­ment will be han­dled in­ter­nally.

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