Congressman John Sarbanes

Representing the 3rd District of Maryland

Maryland Congressional Members Question University System About Football Player McNair's Death

December 5, 2018
In The News

Members of the state’s congressional delegation expressed their concerns Wednesday to top officials of the University System of Maryland about how it handled the University of Maryland, College Park, football program after the heatstroke death of a Terrapins player.... Chancellor Robert Caret and Board of Regents Chairwoman Linda Gooden traveled to Capitol Hill to brief Maryland’s U.S. senators and several representatives on developments involving the system’s flagship campus.... At a news conference following Wednesday’s closed-door briefing, some delegation members expressed strong hopes that Loh would stay on despite his announced plan to retire in June.... Besides Cummings, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin and Reps. Steny Hoyer, C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes took part in the news conference. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Anthony Brown skipped the news conference, but participated in the meeting, delegation members said. They said Rep. John Delaney, who is retiring, as well as Reps. Jamie Raskin and Andy Harris, did not take part.