Pittsburgh Steelers Broadcaster Tunch Ilkin announced his retirement on Thursday. He sat down with Steelers.com editor Bob Labriola to share the news via a candid interview.
"I have had 37 years in the NFL, with 14 as a player and the last 23 in broadcasting as the color analyst on the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network, and I've decided to retire," said Ilkin in a statement. "I was diagnosed with ALS in September 2020, and I want to spend this time focusing on my treatment and fighting this disease. I would like to thank Steelers President Art Rooney II, the Steelers organization, and the fans for their continued support and prayers at this time."
You can read the full interview on Steelers.com.
Tunch revealed in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with ALS.
Thank you Tunch for 23 years of great Steelers broadcasts! We wish you well as you focus on treatment.
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