Sports Daily: A year before Jordan McNair’s death, Maryland president nixed plan to overhaul athletes ’ health care

Nationals finish a tough trip by ending their four-game slide; The RPO was born in high school and took over college. Now it’s the NFL’s favorite play.
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A year before Jordan McNair’s death, Maryland president nixed plan to overhaul athletes’ health care
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