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Nets donate $75,000 to paralyzed player

Oct. 25, 2010 at 8:11 PM   |   Comments

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Nets said Monday they will donate $75,000 to a fund benefiting paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand.

Nets General Manager Billy King said the donation to the Eric LeGrand Believe Fund is an effort to raise awareness about LeGrand's plight.

"The Nets have always been at the forefront in community involvement, and we could think of no greater cause to get involved with than the unfortunate circumstances surrounding Eric," King said.

LeGrand, a junior defensive lineman for the Scarlet Knights, sustained a devastating spinal cord injury Oct. 16 in a game against Army.

Doctors told The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger last week he has shown no signs of movement below the neck, and remained awake and on a ventilator at Hackensack University Medical Center.

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