NEWSLINE: Daniels copes with broken neck

Posted Oct 4, 2010

THE TEARS FLOW. But not from the pain of the fractures in his neck or the steel halo he must wear for a few more weeks (though that does his hurt), Cougar defensive back LeAndre Daniels tells Vince Grippi in a heartwrenching story in the Spokesman-Review. The tears come because Daneils' first love in life ended in the blink of an eye.

From a tough upbringing in Oakland to a full ride at Washington State, the third-year sophomore -- one year removed from a broken leg that ruined his 2009 season -- looked to be on a glide path to living his dream.

And then came the neck.

He's lucky, though. When all the healing is done, he'll lead a normal life. But playing football won't be part of it.

To read the entire, compelling story, CLICK HERE .

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