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Alabama AD Bill Battle Has Completed Cancer Treatment

Alabama AD Bill Battle has completed multiple rounds of treatment for cancer, according to Tide.

Battle, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2014. 

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Battle stepped away from his job in June to undergo a round of stem cell transplants at Emory University in Atlanta. He was released from the hospital July 8 and is now recovering at home.

He hopes to return to work “on a limited basis” in the near future. 

A native of Birmingham and a graduate of Alabama, Battle was appointed to the AD position by University President Dr. Judy Bonner and approved by the board of trustees March 22, 2013. He was formerly a licensing executive and the head football coach at the University of Tennessee from 1970 to 1976.