Washington Football Team Coach Ron Rivera now cancer-free

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(WNCN/WAVY) — Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera is now cancer-free, according to his daughter.

Rivera’s daughter, Courtney tweeted the good news on Thursday.

“Thank you all for the love and prayers just got off the phone with mom and dad leaving the hospital @RiverboatRonHC is officially cancer free!!!”

Rivera himself later tweeted a photo of himself and two dogs. In the photo, he’s holding a sign that says “We kicked cancer’s a–!”

The Washington Football Team retweeted the photo with the caption “#RiveraStrong forever.”

Back in August, Rivera was diagnosed with lymph node cancer.

Rivera never let the cancer keep him away from a game as he helped lead Washington to an NFC East crown and a playoff berth.

In October, video showed Rivera receiving an outpouring of support as he exited the hospital following his final chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Rivera previously coached the Carolina Panthers. They parted ways toward the end of last season. Rivera was known in charlotte for his charitable donations and support, including the Humane Society.

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