Maryland releases videos from Jordan McNair's final practice

Ben Krimmel
December 20, 2018 - 4:49 pm
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In newly released footage, emergency responders expressed frustration with the lack of urgency when treating University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair.

Several videos from College Park security cameras and body cameras worn by emergency responders were released Thursday to news outlets after a public records request was made, per The Washington Post. The footage does not show McNair, who suffered fatal heatstroke after a football team workout on May 29, and is heavily redacted to protect his medical information. 

The body cam footage shows a university police officer say, apparently about paramedics, “I don’t know (unintelligible) why they’re moving so slow."

“They’re moving so f------ slow. It’s pissing me off,” the officer said later.

The footage was used to paint a grisly timeline of a slow response.

More than an hour passed between McNair started displaying initial heatstroke symptoms and when university officials called 911, Dr. Rod Walters said in a report released Sept. 21.

According to that report, McNair began suffering cramps and exhaustion at 4:53 p.m. But he wasn't taken from the field until 5:22 p.m. The first ambulance arrived at 6:03 p.m. and McNair arrived at the hospital at 6:36 p.m.

McNair died on June 13. He was 19.

"Our thoughts remain with Jordan McNair’s family, friends and teammates," said a statement released by the university after the videos were released Thursday. "Following the completion of the Office of the Attorney General investigation, the footage was provided to Jordan’s family. The videos, with the exception of the footage containing private medical information, was released today through the Public Information Act process."

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