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Chiefs Berry has cancer

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(AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a “very treatable and potentially curable” form of cancer.

Berry had been undergoing tests at Emory University in Atlanta since an MRI exam nearly two weeks ago showed a mass on the right side of his chest. At the time, doctors were still uncertain whether the mass was cancerous.

Also in the NFL:

— The Tennessee Titans say they are aware police are investigating a sexual assault allegation involving defensive lineman Sammie Hill. An Atlanta Police Department spokesman wrote in an email that a woman told police she had been sexually assaulted by Hill, and that they are working with the woman for more information.

— Bears star receiver Brandon Marshall has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after breaking two ribs and hurting his lung in Thursday’s loss to Dallas. The five-time Pro Bowl receiver was hit in the right side by the knee of Dallas defensive back Barry Church after making a catch.

— Miami safety Louis Delmas is going on season-ending injured reserve after hurting his right knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. He started 12 games this year, made 61 tackles and scored on an interception return.

*Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Greg Trott


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