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Connections: Discussing toxic masculinity and football culture

Aug 20, 2018

Following the death of University of Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair, several current players and people close to the football program are speaking out about what they describe as a toxic coaching culture led by head coach DJ Durkin. They say Durkin runs a program based on fear and intimidation, humiliation, and verbal abuse meant to mock their masculinity.

This hour, we discuss football culture, toxic masculinity, and how to create healthy environments. Our guests: