Rutgers says paralyzed football player will speak at commencement, blames 'miscommunication'

  • by: GEOFF MULVIHILL , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 6, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Former Rutgers University football player Eric LeGrand, whose recovery from a paralyzing injury suffered during a game has become a unifying and inspirational story for the school, was announced Tuesday as one of its commencement speakers, a day after he said the offer to do so was rescinded "for political reasons."

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