Tags: matt millen | amyloidosis | big ten network | transplant

Matt Millen Has Amyloidosis, Leaves Big Ten Network to Seek Transplant

matt millen

Detroit Lions President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Millen stands on the sidelines before the start of their NFL game against the Chicago Bears in Detroit, Michigan, on Dec. 24, 2006. (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:59 PM

Matt Millen has amyloidosis and the former NFL star and Detroit Lions executive is stepping away from his Big Ten Network job as a TV analyst to focus on his health.

The 60-year-old has been seeking a heart transplant. The life-threatening illness often goes undiagnosed because its symptoms mimic those of more common diseases.

The Big Ten network made the announcement Wednesday. Millen worked five games this season and has been an analyst for the BTN since 2015.

His heart issues began in 2011 when he first felt chest pain while exercising. Tests showed nothing wrong for six years.

Millen won four Super Bowls as a player with the Raiders, 49ers and Redskins. His post-playing career included being a broadcaster before becoming general manager of the Lions.

© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
Matt Millen has amyloidosis and the former NFL star and Detroit Lions executive is stepping away from his Big Ten Network job as a TV analyst to focus on his health.
matt millen, amyloidosis, big ten network, transplant
127
2018-59-03
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 12:59 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved