NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rutgers president Robert Barchi said Tuesday the university has ironed out a “miscommunication” with Eric LeGrand, who will be speaking at this month’s graduation ceremony after all.
LeGrand, the former Rutgers football player who was paralyzed from the neck down during a game against Army in 2010, said Monday night on Twitter that he was ready to give the commencement address on May 18 until he was unceremoniously dumped “for political reasons.”READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Says He Will Not Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations: 'I Never Touched Anyone Inappropriately'
“I kind of felt disrespected, like why not letting me know, talk it out, you know? I’m happy I stuck up for myself, something I really needed to do,” Legrand told CBS 2’s Tony Aiello.