Seahawks Jesse Williams Diagnosed With Cancer

Seahawks Jesse Williams

Cancer is a terrible disease, and it has struck another member of the NFL. Seahawks DT Jesse Williams will begin his battle with papillary cancer by undergoing kidney surgery.

Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams has been diagnosed with papillary Type 2 cancer, according to a statement released by the team. According to the team, Williams will undergo kidney surgery to treat the disease.

Williams is ready for the fight.

“Although disappointing, I am a fighter and will handle this,” Williams said in a statement. “I am going to focus on my health and fighting this battle with a return to football as my ultimate goal.”

We wish him all the best and hope he makes a full recovery.

[h/t SB Nation]

Actor Jesse Williams Suffers D. Rose Style Injury in Celebrity Game (Video)

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Jesse Williams is known for his role on Grey’s Anatomy but sadly it seems like he will spend some real time in a hospital after an ugly looking knee injury in tonight’s All-Star Celebrity game.

It’s scary because it immediately reminds fans of watching D. Rose go down with his knee injury. It just goes to show you that these knee injuries can happen to anyone at any time.

This is Jesse’s 3rd appearance in the Celebrity game and he’s always been entertaining to watch. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Bama DT Jesse Williams Asked About His ‘YOLO’ Tattoo At The Combine

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Ah, the NFL combine, the last place where promising college football hopefuls can showcase their true talents before testing the waters in the draft. Normally the majority of a prospects’ time is spent doing physical activity and press interviews talking about such matters, that’s not the case for Bama DT Jesse Williams.

As reported by USA Today the Australian defensive tackle loves his ‘bizarre’ tattoos. One of his many tattoos is a simple text of the acronym ‘YOLO’ short for ‘you only live once’ the popular phrase coined by Drake.

Curious journalists couldn’t help but ask about his multitude of ink, more so than what he actually brings to the field. Williams is taking it all in stride though and said

“I don’t really think too highly of people who disagree with tattoos,”

“It’s pretty common nowadays. It’s how people show their interior by displaying it on their exterior. For me, it’s simple reminders about my family and what I come from. They mean a lot to me and get me through a lot of tough situations.”

Some of the other tattoos Williams has is one of a flower sans color which is on the back of his shaved head, a smiley face tattoo on his ear lobe, the words ‘fear is a liar’ etched on his scalp among others.

Williams doesn’t think the tattoos will hurt his draft chances, as of now he’s slated to be a last first round pick or early second round pick. Due to off season surgery for a knee injury he won’t be running in the combine, but hopes to beat the combine record of 51 reps on 225 pounds on the bench press.

Let’s wish him luck.