Fmr QB Jim Kelly: Trump 'Took Care of My Whole Family' During Cancer Fight
With the Super Bowl just over a week away, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly joined "Varney & Co." Wednesday.
When Stuart Varney asked if he was a Donald Trump supporter, Kelly, who spent 11 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, recalled how Trump helped his family during his battle with cancer.
"When I was going through my cancer fight...he provided my family and friends with a place to stay, his apartments. He took care of my whole family," Kelly said of Trump.
The two met when Trump was the owner of the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League. Kelly played for the Houston Gamblers, which were purchased by the Generals following the 1985 season. The 1986 season however was never played.
Kelly said that everyone is entitled to their personal opinions on Trump but he will always be grateful for the president for helping him through tough times.
"We all make mistakes and I'm sure he's made a few, but I'm happy for him," said Kelly, who survived two bouts of cancer in his lifetime.
The Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons is set to kick off Sunday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. ET on Fox.