LeGrand to address Rutgers grads, after all
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Eric LeGrand will speak at Rutgers' commencement later this month after all.
"Eric LeGrand will speak at our commencement and personally receive his degree from me as a representative of the Class of 2014," the statement read.
The university's comments came after LeGrand, a former Rutgers defensive tackle who was paralyzed in a game in 2010, tweeted on Monday night that Rutgers had rescinded its offer for him to speak at the May 18 ceremony.
It is unclear whether Rutgers is simply doing damage control or whether the school intended to have LeGrand speak at the ceremony all along.
"Eric holds a special place in the hearts of the Class of 2014 and the entire university community," Barchi said in the statement.