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    paralyzed rutgers football player led team on field

    dunno bout y'all, but this just makes me queasy. wouldn't wanna be him in that spotlight and looks like another example of ABs showing support that'll fade all too soon.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf-wp8935

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    I don't see that at all? I'm glad he had that moment and how difficult it would have been for him to enter the field but not be able to play

    This will keep injuries in the mind of the players and everyone in the stands that day. I hope he can keep it up year to year!
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    jen, hope you're right!

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    Maybe Eric can inspire Peyton Manning to retire rather than risk a potential C-3 injury.

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    believe isnt gonna fix anything...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cass View Post
    dunno bout y'all, but this just makes me queasy. wouldn't wanna be him in that spotlight and looks like another example of ABs showing support that'll fade all too soon.

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footbal...n=ncaaf-wp8935
    I agree Cass.

    His teammates may not vocalize it but, in the back of their minds – In the back of every football players mind – Eric embodies the nightmare they fear most. They may love and respect him but to see him in this predicament will be too much for most to bare. One by one, they will stop calling. Stop coming by. Stop inviting him out. The school will view him as a distraction and abandon him.

    Eric, prepare for this inevitability. Prepare for a life out of football. You and your family are all you have and can trust in.

    Focus on your rehab and health

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    At least this story made sense instead letting a boy in a wheelchair roll into the end zone just because he has MD and was made captain by the coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fynalefree View Post
    At least this story made sense instead letting a boy in a wheelchair roll into the end zone just because he has MD and was made captain by the coach.
    really?

    that kid was a team member from sophomore year on, and the coach said he would watch tape and contribute all kinds to the team, but the kid never got to partake in on-field play? so they let him safely do it once and that doesn't make sense to you?
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    Agree with feisty again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnifer View Post
    Agree with feisty again!
    hey now! cut it out! lol
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