October 20, 2011 Leave a comment
Your life changes everyday; rather you had something different to eat for breakfast, you bought a new car, you got a new job, whatever, your life changes in at least one way each day. For running back Jerome Harrison of the Detroit Lions formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, life changed too.
Approaching the trade deadline Harrison was traded from the Lions to the Eagles in exchange for running back Ronnie Brown as well as an undisclosed draft pick. The Lions made the trade due to a concussion that running back Jahvid Best suffered on Sunday.
However the trade wasn’t official just yet as like every trade, it was pending a physical. Though the physical part is usually the easiest part of the trade as everyone always passes it and there are usually no worries, however this time there was.
After getting a physical on Wednesday the trade would be voided due to “health issues” to Harrison that wouldn’t allow the trade to process. Though, those “health issues” would later be diagnosed as a brain tumor.
According to ESPN, doctors discovered Harrison had a brain tumor during his physical Wednesday, voiding the Detroit Lions’ deadline deal with the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Ronnie Brown and sending Harrison back to Detroit.
Amazing…simply amazing as well as very lucky, because if running back Jahvid Best never suffered a concussion on Sunday then the Lions would’ve never made a trade for Ronnie Brown. This would’ve meant that Harrison wouldn’t have been involved in a trade meaning he wouldn’t have had a physical done, which would’ve meant that doctors would’ve never discovered the brain tumor and if the tumor was never discovered, who knows what may have happened then.
The Lions have yet to comment on or confirm that Harrison’s tumor is being treated.
As for the rest of the Lions organization, Maurice Morris will likely be the starter for this weeks game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday as Best looks very doubtful. There have been other reports as well that have said that Best was ask to consider sitting out the rest of the year due to this being his second concussion within three months.
As for the Eagles, Ronnie Brown will return to his backup role behind LeSean McCoy and their undisclosed draft pick will be theirs again.
Its crazy how life has its twists and turns and where it may lead you, but for Jerome Harrison life has hit a dead end for him as of right now, however luckily for him, he’ll be able to turn around.