Trent Williams reveals he had cancer, was misdiagnosed by Washington
There has no shortage of bad blood between the Washington Redskins and OT tackle Trent Williams, who ended his season-long hold this week after he was not traded. Williams, speaking to the media for the first time this season, provided an emotional glimpse into the rationale behind his holdout and revealed why his feelings toward the organization will not subside any time soon.
Williams had a growth on his scalp removed earlier this year and says it was diagnosed as cancerous. The tackle said the growth appeared six years ago but the Washington medical staff assured him it was minor and benign. Williams said the biopsy revealed that the cancerous growth was just weeks away from going to his brain.
Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowler, returned to the team this week but failed his physical because he felt discomfort when trying to fit his helmet. He says it was odd to his physical handled by the the same medical personnel who misdiagnosed him for years. Team officials said they were working toward finding a more suitable helmet but that there was no timetable.
In today’s session, Williams was asked whether could trust the organization. “There’s no trust.”
Williams, who is 31, has two years remaining on a five-year deal worth. His base salary of $12.5 million in 2020 not guaranteed.
It’s unlikely he plays for Washington again.