Seattle, WA. (THECOUNT) — Former tech giant and current owner of the Seattle Seahawks, Paul Allen, announced on Monday that he will undergo a second battle with the cancer known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has already begun treatment to battle the disease.
“Some personal news: Recently, I learned the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma I battled in 2009 has returned. I’ve begun treatment & my doctors are optimistic that I will see a good result. Appreciate the support I’ve received & count on it as I fight this challenge,” he announced on Twitter along with a link to blog post detailing his fight.
The Seahawks sent their best wishes in a message on social media:
“Our support is with Paul G Allen. The 12s are behind you and we believe there is no better fighter for this challenge,” they released via Twitter.
Allen also released a statement via the team’s website. Here’s the full statement below:
“I learned recently that the non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that I was treated for in 2009 has returned. My team of doctors has begun treatment of the disease and I plan on fighting this aggressively. A lot has happened in medicine since I overcame this disease in 2009. My doctors are optimistic that I will see good results from the latest therapies, as am I. I will continue to stay involved with Vulcan, the Allen Institutes, the Seahawks and Trail Blazers, as I have in the past. I have confidence in the leadership teams to manage their ongoing operations during my treatment. I am very grateful for the support I’ve received from my family and friends. And I’ve appreciated the support of everyone on the teams and in the broader community in the past, and count on that support now as I fight this challenge. Continue reading
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist and sports teams owner, Paul Allen’s 303-foot mega-yacht has destroyed 80 percent of a protected coral reef in the Caribbean, according to Cayman Islands officials.
The Caymans’ Department of Environment has accused Allen, the owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers, of having caused massive damage to the protected coral reef in the West Bay replenishing zone.
After an inspection by local divers to assess the damage, officials have found that Allen’s 303-foot yacht MV Tatoosh wrecked a high percentage of the coral Continue reading
Seattle Seahawks outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, just made his thoughts clear on the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
King Noble, a controversial leader in the BLM movement, recently used Sherman’s image in a cartoon calling for violence, and Sherman was not amused..
I did not believe this when I heard about it. Continue reading
Talk about throwing the book at the Patriots! The NFL just announced that New England’s quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season!
The Patriots have also been fined $1 million and will lose their 2016 first-round draft pick and 2017 fourth-round draft pick as a result of the sanctions. OUCH!
Guardians of the Galaxy star, Chris Pratt is offering up a serious upgrade to the boring NFL helmet with this cool futuristic Seattle Seahawks prototype.
The combat ready helmet was actually made by a prop and body armor designer, Will Morgan. The designed is a Seattle Seahawks version of the Star-Lord helmet.
Pratt tweeted out the design with the caption: “@wmarmory: Hey I upgraded a helmet for you for tomorrows game! #SuperBowl #Seahawks #12s pic.twitter.com/fKTiPYA3zi” ok that’s badass
Super Bowl XLIX is almost here! And if you’ve already cut the cord here’s how to watch the big game on your computer for free.
This year it’s easier than ever to watch all the action because NBC is streaming the telecast on its website.
Tom Brady is preparing for the the Super Bowl – with a bowl of chicken soup as the Patriots star quarterback revealed he is fighting a cold.
Brady appeared haggard on Wednesday as he addressed the media from the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona.
“It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45 minutes Wednesday morning. Continue reading
The Seattle Seahawks fired off a controversial tweet that was promptly deleted after the internet blew up in collective fury.
The tweet seemed to compare the team’s win over the Green bay Packers to that of the civil rights movement.
The caption read , “We shall overcome,” depicting Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson crying Continue reading
Joseph Randle, the Dallas Cowboys reserve running back, who has a base salary of almost $500,000, was arrested for shoplifting from a suburban mall Monday night.
Randle is accused of stealing underwear and cologne from a Dillard‘s located in the mall.
Randle was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to Frisco, Texas, police. Continue reading
Kansas City Chiefs fans attending Monday’s night game at Arrowhead Stadium against the New England Patriots, broke the all-time record for the loudest fans at an outdoor venue in all of sports.
KC Fans broke the record last season, and then lost it to the Seattle Seahawks, but tonight they outdid themselves by reclaiming the record registering a staggering reading of 142.2 decibels in the first half of the game.
Compare that to a jet engine at about 140 decibels. Continue reading