“Jarring price tag”

What’s wrong with profiting a little off tragedy, I ask you?

Leading lawmakers Tuesday pressured the University System of Maryland to divulge more details on how it rang up a “jarring price tag” while investigating an allegedly toxic culture at the state’s ­flagship football program.

In a letter to Chancellor Robert L. Caret, the House of Delegates’ fiscal leaders expressed their “renewed and increasing distress” over the university system’s response to the death of Jordan ­McNair, a 19-year-old lineman who suffered exertional heatstroke at a team workout in May. The letter states the lawmakers’ “serious concerns” about the circumstances surrounding the tragedy “but also about the inconsistent, inadequate, and opaque response” by the university system and its board of regents, who took control of the investigations from the College Park campus in August.

The letter is signed by the six House of Delegates leaders with the most influence on the university system’s budget, including House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel) and Del. Maggie McIntosh (D-Baltimore City), the chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

While the regents oversaw the investigation, the $1.57 million tab rung up by the eight commission members was passed on to the College Park campus.

If that’s the shot, here’s the chaser.

Some more people need to lose their jobs over the debacle.


Filed under Big Ten Football, It's Just Bidness

9 responses to ““Jarring price tag”

  1. Derek

    We need a commission to investigate the investigation!


  2. Mayor

    Is Damon Evans still working there?


  3. Russ

    Well, at least Maryland hired an upstanding coach to help them out of this situation….wait, what?


  4. CEPH

    I wonder if that price included any women’s panties, excuse me, my bad he didn’t actually take them he was just holding them for her!!!


    • Russ

      Damon is a dumbass (seems to be repeating the same mistake that got him canned in Athens) but I don’t really think he had much to do with this situation, did he? He came into the situation when it had already festered.


  5. That’s what happens when you give a blank check to a bunch of politicians by any other name (commissioners).


  6. This is not completely surprising as it is almost always much more expensive to figure out why something happened rather than what.happened.


  7. ASEF

    Wonder how much went to the “consultants” who probably crafted the initial “DJ is really sorry, and ultimately, DJ was the victim of a murky organizational flow chart. A flow chart killed Jordan. Bad flow chart! Poor DJ!” bag of excuse-making.


  8. Tronan

    I lived in Maryland for 13 years. Backs don’t scratch themselves there. Especially outside the DC area, it’s an extremely incestuous place. The investigation was almost certainly a gift to someone from a buddy high up in the UMD system.