Mr. McClain was murdered in broad daylight in September 2014, after he was racially profiled and brutally attacked by four white University of Maryland football players. The attack sparked riots on campus, and inspired a national debate about race relations.
At the time, members of the white student population at Maryland football team felt empowered by the boycott and reaction from the local community.
Last week, university president Wallace Loh announced that the four former football players, who were all suspended last year as a result of the killing, had reached a settlement of $6 million each to receive a total of $15 million. One of the victims, Jessie Tyler, died of an opioid overdose last week. The fourth victim, Darryl, has not yet reached a settlement.
The university has also agreed to provide counseling and mental health services for all members of the University of Maryland community, both black and white, for the next five years.
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