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Maryland Football Player’s Estate Could Get Much Less Than $10M

Sept. 13, 2018, 8:28 PM

The estate of Jordan McNair, the University of Maryland football player who collapsed and died of heat stroke during a team practice in May, may recover a whole lot less than the more than $10 million it seeks in damages from the State of Maryland.

McNair’s parents filed three notices of claims on gross negligence, wrongful death, civil rights, and other legal claims as required by Maryland’s Tort Claims Act, the state treasurer’s office confirmed to Bloomberg Law Sept. 13.

“University of Maryland officials and employees caused Jordan McNair’s heatstroke, failed to recognize Jordan McNair’s symptoms of heatstroke, and failed ...