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Report: Lions RB Harrison has tumor


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DETROIT — The trade that wasn't might have saved Jerome Harrison's life.

Doctors discovered Harrison has a brain tumor during his physical Wednesday, voiding the Lions' deadline deal with the Eagles for running back Ronnie Brown, ESPN reported Thursday.

Harrison's agent did not return phone calls and text messages from the Detroit Free Press seeking comment, and the Lions refused to confirm the report, which said the tumor is being treated.

"It's a privacy issue, and I'm not going to comment on it," coach Jim Schwartz said. "(Harrison is) back on our 53-man roster."

Several teammates expressed sympathy for Harrison after practice.

"It's unfortunate," said cornerback Eric Wright, who played four seasons with Harrison in Cleveland. "Just pray for him and hope for the best. I know everything is going to turn out well for him. That's all we can do."

CONCUSSION SUIT: More than 125 former players are suing the NFL — and, in most cases, helmet-maker Riddell — via at least five complaints about concussions brought in state or federal courts over the past few months. They say the NFL should have done more to warn about the dangers of head injuries and should do more to help retired players.

RYAN SORRY: Jets coach Rex Ryan said he knew he messed up Wednesday when he said he "would have had a couple of rings" if San Diego had hired him as coach in 2007. The comments were taken as a shot at Chargers coach Norv Turner, who immediately received an apologetic call from Ryan. Also, Ryan said LaDainian Tomlinson will start against the Chargers in the running back's first game against his original team.

COMMITTEE CHANGE: Giants owner John Mara was appointed chairman of the NFL's Management Council, replacing Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. The council is the main NFL labor committee.

Bears: Pro Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs said recent rifts involving players aren't having "any effect" on the team, which plays the Bucs in London on Sunday. Earlier, Briggs had told a Chicago TV station issues were taking "away from wanting to go out on the field and just play."

SAINTS: Tight end Jimmy Graham, who leads the team in receiving, missed practice with a sore right ankle.

Report: Lions RB Harrison has tumor 10/20/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:05pm]
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