After the Detroit Lions agreed to trade his rights to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jerome Harrison was preparing to meet his new coaches and teammates. However, Harrison needed to take a physical and be cleared by doctors. That physical may have saved his life.

Doctors discovered that Harrison had a brain tumor. Harrison will be forced to miss the remainder of the season, but doctors suggest that the tumor is non-life threatening and treatable.

The NFL forces players to take physicals before a trade can be cleared. If the Lions had not decided to trade Harrison, his life would have been in danger. He is currently undergoing treatment. – amir shaw

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.