NFL Tight End Steps Away From Football After Getting Life-Changing Diagnosis
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 18: Foster Moreau #87 of the Las Vegas Raiders reacts during the second half against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Tight end Foster Moreau, currently a free agent, said this week that he is stepping away from the game to battle cancer.

The 25-year-old had played his entire career with the Las Vegas Raiders but only learned about the cancer diagnosis when he visited another team after becoming a free agent.

“Through somewhat of a miraculous process, this Free Agency period has been life changing for me,” he wrote on Twitter. “During a routine physical conducted by the Saint’s medical team down in New Orleans, I’ve come to learn that I have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and will be stepping away from football at this time to fight a new opponent: Cancer.”

“I’m grateful for the support and thankful for people who have stood firm with me,” he continued. “There hasn’t been a single step I’ve taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance. That being said, I’ll go kick this thing’s ass and get back to doing what I love! AMDG!”

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes, according to the Mayo Clinic. If a Reed-Sternberg cell is detected then the the lymphoma is classified as Hodgkin’s.

If the Reed-Sternberg cell is not present, the lymphoma is classified as non-Hodgkin’s.

Actor Sam Neill, best known for his role as Alan Grant in the “Jurassic Park” movie franchise, revealed this week that he has been battling stage three non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for a year.

He said that the toughest part of undergoing chemotherapy was losing his hair. “More than anything I want my beard back,” he said. “I don’t like the look of my face one bit.”

“I’m not afraid of dying,” he said. “What I don’t want to do is to stop living, because I really enjoy living. I’ve regarded it as an adventure, quite a dark adventure, but an adventure nevertheless. And the good days are just fantastic and when you get some good news it’s absolutely exhilarating.”


“The last thing I want is for people to obsess about the cancer thing,” he later added, “because I’m not really interested in cancer. I’m not really interested in anything other than living.”

Neill gave an update about his condition last Saturday morning in a post on Instagram, saying that he’s been “in remission for eight months.”

“My news seems to be all over the news at the moment, and it’s sort of ‘Cancer! Cancer! Cancer!’ which is slightly tiresome because as you see, I am alive and well and I have been in remission for eight months, which feels really good,” he said. “And I’m alive and kicking and I’m going to work. I’m very happy to be going back to work. We start filming in seven days’ time. I’m doing a thing called ‘Apples Never Fall’ with Annette Bening, and a really wonderful cast.”

He later stressed that people should “not worry too much” about the cancer news “because I’m fine. Okay!”

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