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Paralyzed football player says
Rutgers offered him commencement
speech, then withdrew invite

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 5/6/2014 12:27:30 PM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand says the university offered him the chance to give this month´s commencement, then reversed course. LeGrand made the statement on Twitter on Monday hours after the university announced former Gov. Tom Kean would be the speaker. He says the university pulled the invitation "for political reasons." LeGrand was paralyzed during a 2010 football game and his recovery has become a rallying point for the university. He is graduating from the university this month. Rutgers spokesman Greg Trevor said Tuesday that he would look into LeGrand´s claims. The university had to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/6/2014 12:40:53 PM     (No. 9838482)

Something smells at Rutgers - maybe time for some new leadership, someone who believes in the First amendment right to free speech.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 5/6/2014 12:43:33 PM     (No. 9838491)

If Tom Kean had any guts he would decline to be the speaker. I wonder if he even understands that he is just an underdog (in many ways) to Condi Rice. If I were him I would be embarrassed to be the speaker, but I guess he has been out of the news so long he wants back in the spotlight for 15 minutes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: civilservant, 5/6/2014 1:10:50 PM     (No. 9838522)

The odious Tom Kean; while co-chairing the 9/11 commission, had the temerity to excoriate anyone who dared slander his good buddy Jamie Gorelick.
He is a RINO of the first order, and should have been the subject of far more dissent than Condaleeza Rice.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 5/6/2014 2:11:55 PM     (No. 9838600)

I guess I´m missing why this article is a "Must Read". The article doesn´t say much more than the headline except to say that the invited Tom Keane instead of a paralyzed football player.
Yes, for sure it´s tacky and bad form especially for an institution that touts itself as some sort of high brow school.
But this article doesn´t say what was the "political reason" that made them change their mind. What was Eric LeGrand going to say?
´Splain it to me Lucy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/6/2014 5:48:37 PM     (No. 9838881)

They probably found out that the football player voted for Romney.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 5/6/2014 7:39:23 PM     (No. 9838973)

Rutgers is a Presstitute.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: losgatos, 5/7/2014 3:09:14 AM     (No. 9839219)

#2. 15 minutes? Have you ever been to one of these things? Seriously though, what will Rutgers do next? The can´t seem to stop digging.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pinchem, 5/7/2014 9:12:54 AM     (No. 9839448)

This article is old. A later one said it was an error and that the boy will speak at the commencement.


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