Life saving trade voided and Spartans hit with a big suspension

The big news in Detroit at the NFL Trade Deadline was the Lions making a move to bring in Ronnie Brown for Jerome Harrison and a 2013 7th-round pick.  Harrison was little used in the Lions offense as either the third or fourth back for the team, and Brown was a former 1,000 yard rusher splitting carries in Miami.

But the trade was voided due to the Philadelphia training staff finding a brain tumor in Harrison while doing the physical.  Without this trade, Harrison would have never had the physical and would not have found out about the tumor.

According to ESPN, Harrison is out for the remainder of the season, but the tumor should not be life threatening.  Both of us here are wishing him all the best.

In college football news, the game of the weekend is shaping up to be #16 MSU taking on undefeated #6 Wisconsin in East Lansing.  The Spartans have the best chance of any Big Ten school in knocking off the Badgers, but were dealt a huge blow by the conference before the game even starts.

DE William Gholston will be suspended for the game after throwing a punch at a Michigan offensive lineman during the Spartans win last week.  Coach Dantonio called the punch a “regrettable accident” while Gholston added,

I deeply regret momentarily losing my composure late in the third quarter of last Saturday’s game against Michigan.  Although provoked, my response was inappropriate. Coach Dantonio regularly reminds us that actions have consequences, and I will be better prepared to handle these circumstances in the future.

Michigan State’s defense has been the strength of the team all season and could have used Gholston coming off the edge.  Only time will tell how big a blow this will be for the Spartans, but facing a team like Wisconsin they’d rather have all hands on deck for this huge showdown.

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