Skip to comments.Jim Kelly needs surgery for aggressive, spreading cancer
Posted on 03/25/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT by george76
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is preparing for another surgery related to his oral cancer.
On her personal website, Kellys wife wrote that the cancers back, aggressive, and starting to spread.
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Damn famous people are dropping off like flies here lately. Jim Kelly has always seemed like a good guy.
When Jim played for the Houston Gamblers he and I used the same barber.
"Seemed" being the operant word. Years ago there were frequent rumors about spousal abuse.
In his defense those stopped after the birth of his son Hunter and the two of them had to deal with his illness.
Remember Kelly’s first big game at Miami, they went up to Penn State and beat them, that was the beginning of their ascent to the elite of college football in the 80s.
Bummer. I wonder if he smoked or chewed tobacco.
Sorry to hear that. I always like the guy.
Prayers for him and his family.
My wife's cousin was a police officer and worked the games at Rich Stadium. Kelly was a huge drinker. Would be playing some games drunk, including the SuperBowl against Washington.
Prayers up for an incredible talent with many challenges in life.
Hang in there Jim - prayers out.
Bills at Jets, 1980's - Marty Lyons and Mark Gastineau break through the Bills line and level Jim in the backfield, where I think it was Gastineau who proceeds to punch Kelly in the head.
The ref's call: "Personal foul No. 99 - he was giving the quarterback the business" as he gestured with punching motions - it was just hillarious (not for Kelly, though).
When cancer recurs it tends to be very aggressive, metastasizing and hard to treat
He’s a gonner. God bless him and his family.
Prayers for his health.
Yikes, tough times for Bills fans.
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Physical exam of Jim Kelly shows no evidence of cancer
That IS great news! Praise the Lord! Thanks for the update ;-)
I just watched a short story about this, on ESPN, recently. It was heartbreaking - but this news is so heartwarming.