Maryland Only Sent Out 10 Players For Its First Play – Here’s Why

first_imgMaryland with 10 players against Texas.This past June, Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair passed away after being hospitalized following an organized team workout. McNair, who was just 19 years old, reportedly had trouble recovering after a series of sprints.According to McNair’s family, he died of a heat stroke. Maryland has since fired its strength and conditioning coach Rick Court and placed head coach D.J. Durkin on leave.Saturday, in Maryland’s first game, the team found a way to honor McNair.On the Terrapins’ first offensive play of the game, they only sent out 10 players – clearly leaving a spot open to honor McNair.Maryland didn’t snap the ball – instead opting to force the referees to call a delay of game penalty. Texas head coach Tom Herman declined the penalty.It was a great moment:Maryland took a delay of game to honor Jordan McNair. Texas declined the penalty.— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 1, 2018Texas is looking for revenge against Maryland, which upset the Longhorns a year ago. The game is being broadcast on FS1.last_img read more

UN expert concerned by extrajudicial execution of Hamas leader Rantissi

Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir issued a statement saying she was concerned at Saturday’s extrajudicial execution of Dr. Rantissi, in which two other civilians were also killed and several other passers-by injured, only 26 days after the Israeli military had killed another Hamas leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin in the Middle East. Ms. Jahangir reiterated her conviction that “aerial bombings or ‘targeted assassinations’ against civilian populations will only lead to escalating violence” and called on the Israeli forces “to immediately end this unacceptable practice so as to comply with international human rights standards.” read more