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Four Cincy players forced to retire, QB Legaux working his way back

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The playing careers for a pair of Cincinnati players have come to an end as a result of a car crash last September. Wide receivers Mark Barr and Javon Harrison will no longer play football due to injuries suffered in a tragic auto accident that claimed the life of offensive lineman Ben Flick.

In addition to Barr and Harrison, Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville confirmed to Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer that safety Marcus Foster and defensive back Drake Burns will also no longer be able to play football. All four players will remain on scholarship.

Harrison was listed in stable condition once taken to a hospital following the accident, but Barr was placed in critical condition. Barr was released from a hospital nearly a month later.

In more positive injury news out of Cincinnati, quarterback Munchie Legaux is making some good progress on his return to football. After suffering a devastating knee injury early last season, Legaux was granted an extra year of eligibility and he is looking to make it count. Tuberville expects Legaux to be in uniform and available to practice once the Bearcats open training camp. With Gunner Kiel stating his case for the starting job in the spring, Legaux may have to be at 100 percent and work to win the job back once he is.

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5 Responses to “Four Cincy players forced to retire, QB Legaux working his way back”
  1. vols84 says: Jul 24, 2014 11:04 PM

    Is retire too is Tubbs was my coach. Butch Jones 4 Life

  2. vols84 says: Jul 24, 2014 11:06 PM

    I’d retire….not Is

  3. cajunsammich says: Jul 25, 2014 3:43 AM

    Munchie will win out. Louisiana boy.
    Gunner never did have the ‘Chest’ to succeed.

  4. Straight Cash Homie says: Jul 25, 2014 7:50 AM

    Sucks for the kids to have to retire from the game they love. Good for the school for keeping them on scholarship though. Hopefully the injuries that was suffered won’t hold them out from a career after college.

  5. dmarado says: Jul 25, 2014 10:07 AM

    Classy move to keep them on scholarship. Good job, UC.

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