Finally, some better news to report: the NCAA has granted Auburn offensive lineman Shon Coleman a sixth year of eligibility.
Coleman, as was noted way back in 2010, was diagnosed with leukemia, but has survived the battle. He was cleared by doctors last spring and returned to the sidelines in 2012, although he redshirted during the season and did not play.
“This is great news for Shon, who has been through a lot medically during the last few years. He has been courageous in his fight and we look forward to him returning to the football field,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. “We’re also very appreciative of the NCAA staff for their understanding of his situation and granting him his sixth year.”
A five-star recruit out of Olive Branch, Miss., Coleman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in March of 2010. He underwent treatment at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
Congratulations to Shon.
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(Hat tip: al.com)