The meeting will take place in closed session via conference call. The regents elected to close the meeting, citing the following statute: "The appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, or officials over whom it has jurisdiction," as well as to consult with university counsel and staff about potential litigation. A statement from the board is expected following Friday's meeting.
Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland-College Park, on Tuesday said the school accepts "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes" made on May 29, when McNair fell ill during a team workout and was later taken to a Washington hospital. McNair died 15 days later from heatstroke, multiple sources told ESPN.
"The Board of Regents was shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Jordan McNair and has found subsequent allegations related to the University of Maryland Terrapins football program profoundly alarming," University System of Maryland chancellor Robert Caret said in a prepared statement. "If true, they describe conduct that is unacceptable and antithetical to our commitment to the well-being of all our students and to our values as educators.
McNair family attorney Billy Murphy told ESPN's Heather Dinich last week that a lawsuit is "likely" to be filed against the university.