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PostSubject: Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand   Wed May 02, 2012 11:13 pm



Posted by Josh Alper

A statement released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday about the signing of an undrafted rookie began the same way most of them do.

There were stats and notes about the young man’s playing career, but Eric LeGrand isn’t your usual undrafted free agent so things took a different turn at the end of the first paragraph. While playing for Rutgers in 2010, the defensive tackle suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a game against Army and was paralyzed as a result.

“Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class,” said Schiano in the statement from the team. “This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.”

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There are many other better UDFA linemen on the market. This move is a head scratcher.



Awesome gesture by the Bucs. LeGrand seems like a great young man, and this was a class-act move by Tampa Bay.

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PostSubject: Re: Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand   Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 am

Is the guy who made that comment sure it wasn't his ass he was scratching? His head has to be located inside of it and that's as close as he'd get to it.

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PostSubject: Re: Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand   Thu May 03, 2012 5:35 am

@Buddha Bus wrote:
Is the guy who made that comment sure it wasn't his ass he was scratching? His head has to be located inside of it and that's as close as he'd get to it.

He does have the right to remain ignorant!!

I agree this is a classy move by the Bucs.
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PostSubject: Re: Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand   Thu May 03, 2012 8:33 am

In a league that is full of descrepancies, unethical behavior, and lack of integrity, I give the Bucs two thumbs up for this move.

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PostSubject: Re: Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand   Thu May 03, 2012 4:36 pm

@solardave wrote:
He does have the right to remain ignorant!!


And I totally expect he'll continue to fully exercise that right.

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