Today, Tom examines recent developments in the University of Maryland football controversy.
Since the heatstroke-related death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair in June, many people have accused head coach D.J. Durkin of fostering an abusive and toxic environment in the University's football program.
On Tuesday, after two independent reviews of the incident that led to McNair’s death and the culture of the program itself, the University's Board of Regents announced it would not recommend the firing of Coach Durkin or his boss, Athletic Director Damon Evans.
On Wednesday, after the Regents' move provoked strong criticism from College Park students, the media, and state political leaders, University President Wallace Loh fired Coach Durkin. The Chairman of the University's Board of Regents, Jim Brady, did not reply to Midday's request for comment.
Tom is joined on the line by State Sen. Jim Rosapepe, whose District includes College Park. Sen. Rosapepe is a former Regents Board member, and has been a vocal supporter of Wallace Loh.