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WSU Alumni Jerome Harrison Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

WSU Alum Jerome Harrison has been diagnosed with a brain tumor during a physical with Eagles team doctors on Wednesday.

Former Washington State Cougar and current Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison failed a physical on Wednesday that would have sent him to the Philadelphia Eagles, which might have just been a God send for him. 

The physical completed by the Eagles medical staff revealed that the 28 year old Harrison has a brain tumor, though whether it is malignant or begnign at this point is unclear.  One thing that is very clear though is that life never stops throwing you curveballs, and to always count your blessings:

Without trade, Jerome Harrison doesn't get physical. Without physical, doctors don't find brain tumor. Trade might have saved his life.
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This obviously throws a kink in the plans of both the Lions and Eagles as the trade would have sent Ronnie Brown to Detroit and Harrison back to Philly, though that really isn't important anymore. Harrison was picked up by Detroit after the lockout after playing as the backup in Philadelphia last season. He was originally drafted by the Browns in the fifth-round of the 2006 draft. His best season came back in 2009 when he rushed for 862 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games for Cleveland.