On March 5, NFL Films president Steve Sabol suffered a seizure while preparing to attend a banquet in Kansas City.
NFL Films has now announced that Sabol, 68, will commence radiation and chemotherapy treatments for a brain tumor. Extensive testing over the past two weeks resulted in the diagnosis.
“[Steve] will begin treatments soon,” the statement said, via NFL.com. “Steve is in good spirits and is deeply appreciative of everyone’s good wishes.”
The news is another reminder of the cruel randomness and speed with which cancer can dramatically alter lives. In Steve’s case, it comes barely a month after decades of hard work culminated in the election of his father, Ed, to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
For many of us, Steve Sabol has been the unofficial emcee of pro football, hosting so many of the shows produced by his family’s company that we felt like he was a next-door-neighbor or a member of the family. Our prayers are with him now, and we wish him the best as he embarks on this fight.