While we were all patting the NCAA on the back for liberalizing its transfer and redshirt rules yesterday, Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, whose hospitalization from something that occurred during summer workouts I posted about recently, died.
Amazingly enough, that’s not what’s got my outrage meter in the red this morning. This is:
According to a GoFundMe page started to help raise money for his parents, Tonya and Marty, McNair received a liver transplant and was expected to be hospitalized for several months.
The goal of $20,000 already had been surpassed as of Wednesday afternoon.
This kid was terminally injured on the job — call it what you want, if that’s better for you — and the parents have to resort to GoFundMe instead of the school stepping up? Oh, wait.
The school said in a statement that counseling services would be provided to student-atheltes and staff.
You’re all heart, Terps.
Pardon my French, but that is some seriously fucked-up shit.