NEWSLINE: Daniels copes with broken neck

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.

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