BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Jim Kelly intends to confront the cancer found in his upper jaw bone much like the Hall of Fame quarterback has approached many of the numerous challenges he's faced in life: Head on.
Revealing on Monday that he's been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, Kelly drew upon his family, faith and perseverance. Those are three qualities that have helped him overcome the death of his son, Hunter, his mother and whatever obstacles stood in his way on the football field.
"You have challenges. You have to confront them head on. And this is just another one. I'm down at the bottom. But I will rise to the top again," Kelly said. "I am extremely confident in my road to recovery. I plan to tackle this challenge head on, as we Kellys always do"
Informed of the diagnosis two weeks ago, Kelly called the prognosis for recovery "very good." He said tests show the cancer is isolated to the jaw and not spread to other parts of his body. (see full story).
Steelers: Positive outlook for Adams
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams is expected to make a full recovery after being stabbed during an attempted carjacking early Sunday morning.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Monday that the 23-year-old Adams understands how lucky he is that he was not more seriously hurt during the incident on the city's South Side.
"Obviously, it's an unfortunate situation, but he's very blessed to be in the position that he's in," Tomlin said.
Adams told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one armed with a handgun (see full story).
Chad Johnson: Jail time?
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former NFL player Chad Johnson could get jail time for a probation violation stemming from an altercation with his then-wife.
A hearing is set Monday morning in Broward County court for the six-time Pro Bowl receiver. Johnson was arrested in May after failing to meet with his probation officer. He insisted it was a misunderstanding and not intentional.
Prosecutors indicated they wanted jail time for Johnson. It's up to a judge to decide.
The 35-year-old formerly known as Chad Ochocinco pleaded no contest to head-butting TV reality star Evelyn Lozada during an argument in August. The "Basketball Wives" star immediately filed for divorce after barely a month of marriage.
Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins shortly after. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots.