In a ceremony that left many at High Point Solutions Stadium feeling a wide range of emotions, former Rutgers linebacker Eric LeGrand became the first player in the football program's 144-year history to have his jersey retired on Saturday. As covered by an Associated Press report, Rutgers officially retired LeGrand's No. Show More Summary
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Moments after becoming the first player in the 144-year history of Rutgers football to have his jersey retired, Eric LeGrand told a loving crowd that his beliefs haven't changed in the three years since he was paralyzed in a game against Army.
Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand's football career ended tragically on Oct. 16, 2010, when a hit left him paralyzed from a spinal cord injury. An inspirational figure ever since, the University of Rutgers will honor him for his contributions this season by retiring his No. Show More Summary
Eric LeGrand, the inspirational former Rutgers football player who got paralyzed after breaking his neck on a kickoff play, said South Carolina defensive end Jedeveon Clowney's monster hit on a Michigan running back in the 2013 Outback Bowl was legal. Show More Summary
Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed while playing for Rutgers in 2010, knows as well as anyone about the serious consequences of injuries suffered on the football field. But LeGrand doesn’t want the game to go too far in changing the rules to make the game safer. LeGrand began weighing in on the football safety debate…
Because of a new rule, the most talked-about hit from last season is again being debated, discussed and examined anew. Eric LeGrand, a man familiar with the violent ends of an otherwise wonderful sport, would like a word. LeGrand, aShow More Summary
The paralyzed football player says Pernetti is a great person.
When Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano saw linebacker Quincy Black go down on Sunday, his mind jumped back to the injury that Eric LeGrand suffered at Rutgers in 2010. Schiano was Rutgers’ coach then, of course, and was relieved to find Black in better condition when he saw him on the field. Black was talking, looking…
October 16, 2012 will mark the two-year anniversary of former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand 's devastating injury suffered on a routine kickoff against Army. LeGrand was paralyzed after damaging his spinal cord while going in for a tackle. Show More Summary
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones who, let's be honest, really can't catch a fucking break, accidentally wandered into a whole bog of Twitter quicksand when she responded to former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand's jocular challenge to race. Show More Summary
Olympic track star Lolo Jones caused yet another Twitter uproar when she sent an insensitive message to a paralyzed former football player. Eric LeGrand used...
COMMENTARY | This morning’s furor is largely directed at Olympic track star Lolo Jones for causing controversy on Twitter (again) with an insensitive message to paralyzed former football player, Eric LeGrand. Marking yet another entry in what has long been an embarrassing trend, LeGrand wasn’t even given the chance to be offended. Why should he [...]Show More Summary
Olympic sprinter Lolo Jones accidentally tweeted an insensitive remark to paralyzed former football player Eric LeGrand.
Lolo stuck her foot in her mouth.
Has any athlete had a hard luck year quite like Lolo Jones? She didn't medal at the Olympics, she was savaged for having the nerve to be attractive and marketable, and then her own teammates threw her under the bus. Since the Olympics...Show More Summary
You’re gonna be picking toe jam out of your teeth for LONG time for this one… Lolo Jones Inadvertently Attacks Paralyzed Ex-Football Player Eric Legrand Via SportingNews Revered for his inspirational attitude since becoming paralyzed while playing football for Rutgers
U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones has had her share of controversy in her career, but she has found herself in hot water once again over a Tweet that she sent out. Former Rutgers player, Eric LeGrand sent her a Tweet asking her if she wanted to race him. It’s obvious that Jones had no idea that [...]
Lolo Jones is no stranger to being outspoken on Twitter, but her latest controversy is likely to make anyone cringe, as the track star and Olympian taunted former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand after he playfully challenged Jones to a race. The Olympic hurdler reportedly went too far after LeGrand tweeted to her, “want to [...]Show More Summary
Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones has faced more than her fair share of critics and haters. is known for her quick wit and willingness to engage on Twitter. a Thankfully, LeGrand Thx.Getting trashed by tons of ppl glad ur not one of em RT @ericlegrand52: didnt take it personal,understand where ur coming from.All good — Lolo Jones (@lolojones) October 3, 2012 aaa
An innocent tweet by former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand at Olympic sprinter Lolo Jones has resulted in a Twitter backlash against Jones. LeGrand, who suffered a spinal injury in a game against Army on Oct. 16, 2010 which left him paralyzed from the neck down, frequently uses Twitter to engage with fans and other athletes. Show More Summary