The Seattle Seahawks announced that team owner Paul Allen has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
According to the team's statement, Allen has already begun treatment. A note went out to employees of Vulcan on Monday informing them of the news, the company owned by Allen.
“He received the diagnosis early this month and has begun chemotherapy,” said Vulcan CEO Jody Allen, Paul’s sister, in a prepared statement. ”Doctors say he has diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a relatively common form of lymphoma.
“This is tough news for Paul and the family. But for those who know Paul’s story, you know he beat Hodgkin’s a little more than 25 years ago and he is optimistic he can beat this, too.”
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Darnell Dockett responded to accusations that he purposely used his elbow to squish Matt Hasselbeck’s throat in Seattle’s loss to Arizona on Sunday via his twitter account.
Dockett: “Dear coach mora, its football (expletive) happens if u ever played the game ud understand, really I would try to hurt matt. He's a good guy.”
Dockett later tweeted and corrected himself, saying “wouldn’t” instead of “would”.
Jim Moore of Seattlepi.com says he’ll take UW head coach Steve Sarkisian’s reaction to being eliminated from postseason consideration over Seahawks head coach Jim Mora’s comments on Monday.
ESPN’s Mike Sando says Seattle’s biggest issue is a lack of an elite pass rusher, with defensive end Patrick Kerney’s skills eroding.
Mike Henderson at Crosscut thinks it’s time for the Seahawks to go through an overhaul similar to what the Mariners went through after Bill Bavasi was let go.
KJR’s Hugh Millen and Ian Furness discuss Sunday’s game from a hard-core football perspective in this audio link.
The Seahawks open up as 11-point underdogs against Minnesota.