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Rutgers Copes With Two Tragedies

10/18/2010 03:10 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The day after Rutgers junior defensive tackle Eric LeGrand suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury, the New Jersey campus is wondering how much more bad news it can take.

The school was still grappling with the death of freshman Tyler Clementi last month when news of LeGrand's injury broke.

Clementi committed suicide after video of him having a sexual encounter with another man was broadcast by his roommate and another student.

ABC News reports from campus:

Asked how he hopes to finish out this semester at Rutgers, [junior Adam] Bergo responded, "Oh man, I just hope this is the end of the bad luck."

"There's a certain amount of stuff that can happen, you know?" he said. "But what this does do is bring the community together, and within a couple of days, weeks, you'll see a lot of spirit and togetherness of people supporting a cause -- whether it's Tyler or Eric."

On Saturday, about 80 mourners walked across the George Washington Bridge in memory of Clementi, stopping midway to drop roses into the Hudson River. Clementi jumped from the bridge on Sept. 22.

According to a statement from his family, LeGrand is in good spirits, though it is not known if he will walk again.

WATCH: ABC report on Eric LeGrand.

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