There were few notable trades before this year’s NFL trade deadline, besides of course the trade of Carson Palmer to the Raiders. One other under the radar trade had to do with former Cleveland Brown and current Detroit Lion Jerome Harrison. The Lions needed a running back to help replace injured Jahvid Best, so they went to the Eagles for help.
The two teams agreed to swap running backs, with Harrison going to Philadelphia and Ronnie Brown going to Detroit. The trade was pending until physicals were done, but this is usually just a formality and rarely produces anything noteworthy. Most guys pass the routine physical and are on their way to their new city.
This time around was different.
News broke this morning via ESPN that a problem had arisen during Harrison’s physical. The doctor discovered that Harrison has a brain tumor, which voided the trade. However, the trade, and football for that matter, do not really matter in a situation like this.
The fact that this happened shows ho...