Football Coach At Major University Resigns Following Allegations Of Abuse. Here’s What We Know

David Hookstead | Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Maryland football strength and conditioning coach Rick Court is no longer with the team.

Maryland athletic director Damon Evans announced the news during a Tuesday afternoon press conference that Court had resigned.

Court reached a financial settlement with the school before resigning, according to Pete Thamel.

Court and Head Coach D.J. Durkin where both focal points in a recent ESPN report that outlined allegations of abuse in the Terrapins program. Maryland player Jordan McNair passed away this summer after reportedly suffering heat stroke during practice.

The university accepted responsibility for McNair’s death during the press conference. As for Durkin, he still remains on leave, and no decision has been made yet on his fate with the program. (RELATED: ANOTHER MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL PROGRAM GETS ROCKED BY SCANDAL. WHAT IS GOING ON?)

Maryland wasted absolutely no time before making moves. The ESPN report dropped Friday, by Saturday Court and Durkin were placed on leave and now Court is completely gone. That’s a speedy process for sure.

Hopefully, we can get to the bottom of everything going down with the Maryland football program. Check back to The Smoke Room for more updates on the situation.

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