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Ex-player: Eric LeGrand 'needs support'

Updated: October 18, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Penn State cornerback Adam Taliaferro, who knows first-hand the fear that results from a paralyzing spinal injury, says encouragement will play the biggest role for Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand's future.

Taliaferro shattered a bone in his neck and severely bruised his spinal cord making a tackle late in a game at Ohio State in September 2000.

Five months later, he was able to walk.

"He's probably going to hear a lot of negative news from a lot of people," Taliaferro ...

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