Tuesday PM UPDATE: Bell passed earlier on Tuesday...
"This is a tragedy for Nick’s family, our football program, our community and everyone who had the privilege to meet and be around Nick Bell,” said MSU coach Dan Mullen in a statement released by the school. “Nick was a son and a brother to our football family and I know he will continue to look over us from heaven. Nick lived his life like a champion and will always be remembered in our hearts that way. During this impossible time, we pray for Nick’s family and all those he has touched.”
The team was informed at a meeting early Tuesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements have not been announced by the family at this time, but the MSU athletic department will establish a memorial fund for the Bell family through the Bulldog Club. More details will be available online at www.MStateAthletics.com.
Below is the OSG original story...
|Nick Bell/Courtesy: mississippi state athletics|
Nick Bell, a sophomore defensive end for the Mississippi State Bulldogs is battling cancer. Bell, had a cancerous mass removed from his brain back at the beginning of October. It was a form of skin cancer. That cancer doctors think was related to a lesion removed two years ago.
Bell's coach, Dan Mullen canceled appearances today and is with him and his family in Birmingham at the University of Alabama-Birmingham's hospital. Bell had emergency surgery this morning and is in intensive care.
Bell, had played in four games this season for the Bulldogs
More on today's events from the Jackson Clarion-Ledger RIGHT HERE
Al.com is also discussing this story, the link, RIGHT HERE
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bell family and those at Mississippi State.