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Article published May 15, 2014
Kelly vows to beat cancer, seeks ownership in Bills
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The recurrence of cancer isn’t tempering Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly’s resolve to keep the Bills in Buffalo. The East Brady native released a statement today vowing to beat cancer and preserve his former team’s long-term future at the same time. Kelly says radiation and chemotherapy treatments for sinus cancer are going well, but notes he’s “not out of the woods.” As for the Bills, Kelly remains interested in joining a prospective ownership group to buy the team. Kelly’s brother, Dan, said he’s had several conversations with at least one candidate, New York City developer Donald Trump. The Bills’ future is in uncertain after owner Ralph Wilson died in March. Jim Kelly urged fans to show their support and convince prospective owners to keep the team in the region. Kelly played football at East Brady High School and then played at the University of Miami before going on to star with the Bills.