Jim Kelly headed for August checkup on jaw after something came up

Former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly is scheduled to have permanent dentures installed in his upper jaw in New York City after having a pair of surgeries to address a recurrence of oral cancer this year, but will be seeing doctors ahead of that appointment after something came up in his recovery.

Kelly, who will receive the Jimmy V Award at Wednesday’s ESPY Awards, made that announcement on Tuesday at his youth football clinic in upstate New York. Kelly said that he will go to doctors in August for what is now just a checkup.

I’m not sure what’s going on, Kelly said, via ESPN.com. I have some things that I want to have looked at, and then we’ll go from there. I don’t know whether I’m going to be here for two days, four days or in and out. And then hopefully I pray when September has rolled around that I can finally bite into a piece of meat and not soup every day.

Via Deadspin.com, the Wall Street Journal obtained a letter that Schnatter sent to the Papa John’s board of directors on Saturday, which apparently attempts to revoke his decision to resign as the board’s chairman.

The board asked me to step down as chairman without apparently doing any investigation. I agreed, though today I believe it was a mistake to do so, Schnatter said. I will not allow either my good name or the good name of the company I founded and love to be unfairly tainted.

The letter came a day after Schnatter’s 28-minute radio interview during which he claimed that he was pushed to use a racial slur during a May conference call with a marketing firm — and during which he made clear his and the company’s disdain for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In the letter, Schnatter again admits to using the slur during the conference call.

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