Maryland opens investigation into OL McNair's death

The University of Maryland has announced an investigation into the death of 19-year-old offensive lineman Jordan McNair.Photo: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

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The University of Maryland has hired Dr. Rod Walters to conduct a review into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair, the school announced on Wednesday.

Walters, a sports medicine consultant who oversaw athletic training at Appalachian State and South Carolina, will begin the review this week.

The 19-year-old McNair was hospitalized on May 29 following a team workout that included 10 110-yards sprints, and he died on June 13.

The review, announced by Maryland executive athletics director Damon Evans, will evaluate "relevant policies and protocols."

The cause of McNair's death and even when he began experiencing difficulties have not been released.

Maryland's regularly scheduled practices and workouts have been made voluntary until further notice, while counseling and access to spiritual leaders have been provided to players.

McNair's funeral was held Wednesday in Baltimore.

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