Alabama AD Bill Battle completes cancer treatment

A few weeks ago, Alabama athletic director Bill Battle stepped away from Tuscaloosa after he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He underwent stem cell transplants at Emory University in Atlanta and now it looks like he has finished up his treatment.

The school announced on Thursday that he had finished his treatments and was released from the hospital on July 8. It seems like Battle is doing much better at this point and he is hoping to return to his position, which he left on June 21, on a limited basis soon.

Bill Battle, who has held his position with the Crimson Tide since 2013, is looking to continue on his journey as athletic director in the very near future. He played with the Crimson Tide from 1960-1962 before becoming an assistant coach at Army and Tennessee, where he later became the country’s youngest head coach in 1970.

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