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EJ Manuel tweets that his mom is cancer free

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In late December, the rest of the college football world found out what few outside of Florida State knew: that the mother of quarterback EJ Manuel had been diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

In a regular season-ending loss to Florida, Manuel had a tough game with three interceptions. According to Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher, Manuel was affected by his mother’s appearance when he saw her in the pregame ceremonies for senior day.

“It all culminated,” Fisher said. “His mama wasn’t supposed to come to the Florida game, and she walked out there on the field and he hadn’t seen her in eight weeks and she looked a lot different.”

Thankfully, it appears Manuel’s mother will return to a more normal life. She was scheduled to have surgery Friday, and in a tweet, Manuel said that his mother is now officially cancer free.

Congratulations to Manuel, his mother and their entire family. Here’s to a long, healthy life.

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13 Responses to “EJ Manuel tweets that his mom is cancer free”
  1. effjohntaylornorelation says: Feb 2, 2013 10:46 PM

    Great news! Very happy anytime I hear that about anyone

  2. canetic says: Feb 2, 2013 10:56 PM

    Awesome news! Congratulations and stay healthy!

  3. icdogg says: Feb 3, 2013 2:27 AM

    Good to hear it!

  4. kozbee says: Feb 3, 2013 2:34 AM

    Prayers do change things.

    SEC says awesome news.

  5. lucky5936 says: Feb 3, 2013 5:01 AM

    I could not be happier to hear good news for a change. I hope EJ and his mother have many, many years ahead together.

  6. thegamecocker says: Feb 3, 2013 9:10 AM

    Wonderful news! Stay healthy.

  7. stairwayto7 says: Feb 3, 2013 9:47 AM

    Who cares..

    Aaron Rodgers

  8. irishdodger says: Feb 3, 2013 9:50 AM

    Great news.

  9. mudhead123 says: Feb 3, 2013 12:13 PM


  10. pb420 says: Feb 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    I’m very happy for him and his family, and wish them continued good health and healing.

    Shame on jimbo and the fsu fans that keep heaping all the blame for their woes on the shoulders of this kid. Could it be that Florida had a stout D and their roster was flat-out more talented than fsu? Or could it be that jimbo hasn’t lived up to the hype and is a subpar playcaller? Nope, let’s blame it all on the performance of ONE player on the team whose mother was recovering from cancer. Classy.

  11. djjackson81 says: Feb 3, 2013 3:52 PM

    Awesome news! I see a connection between he and Larry Fitzgerald with the family member haven battled Breast Cancer. Of all the QB in this draft I would like to see Larry and EJ play together in AZ

  12. grudenthediva says: Feb 3, 2013 4:37 PM

    You’re an idiot, pb. FSU fans blamed Jimbo just as much as they did EJ. Florida has a talented defense but get out of here with that BS about their roster being more talented than the Seminoles. Also, if fans knew anything about the struggles of EJ’s mom going into the game, he’d have received much less slack. As it was, they didn’t, and it appeared to be just another disappointing game with some of his patented and random mind-boggling mistakes. You’re free to get off that high horse now, Miss Manners.

  13. mazblast says: Feb 3, 2013 10:30 PM

    Don’t know him, don’t follow FSU much (obviously), but I’m happy to hear the good news. May she stay healthy for many, many years.

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