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Glasper learns the hard lessons of football

Ryan Glasper says he was forced to play through an injury. Did it cost him his NFL dream? Story

Updated: June 7, 2007, 1:42 PM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

There's a difference between pain and injury. Pain is fleeting. Even in various degrees of discomfort, it's possible to function at a very high level of competency. Any athlete knows this. But injury is lasting. Injury has the power to rob us of our dreams. Injury makes us mortal.

Boston College safety Ryan Glasper, who went undrafted this weekend, knows pain. It's the kind of pain that accompanies many citizens of New Britain, Conn., or "Hard-Hittin' New Britain," as it's called. The city ...

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