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Former Cougar Star RB Jerome Harrison Has Brain Tumor

FoxSportsDetroit.com - Former WSU star running back Jerome Harrison has a brain tumor that was discovered during a physical performed by the Philadelphia Eagles, after a trade from the Detroit Lions, The Philadelphia Inquirer confirmed Thursday. 

The trade might have actually saved Harrison's life, sources said. Without the deal being made, Harrison would not have undergone a physical. The tumor is now being treated, according to sources.

Harrison is not expected to play again this season, but his long-term prognosis both for life and his football career appear to be good, sources said. He is visiting with doctors today.

Harrison could not be reached for comment and Lions coach Jim Schwartz, during his session with the media Thursday, would not address Harrison's health.

The Lions, just before the league's trading deadline on Tuesday afternoon, had agreed to a deal that would have sent Harrison and a seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft pick to Philadelphia in exchange for running back Ronnie Brown.

The proposed deal was posted on the Eagles' website Tuesday night, as was the fact that Harrison had failed a physical, which nullified the trade, Wednesday night.


 

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