Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- a disease he initially was treated for and overcame in 2009.

Allen, 65, has begun treatment and doctors are optimistic he will once again beat the disease.

"Paul's been through this before ... he had a positive outcome," Pete Carroll said. "We're all pulling for him, too. We're all grateful for all that he stands for in this community and for all of us. So we're going to help him battle along with this process that he's going through that he knows very well."

Allen, who also owns the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, has served as the owner of the Seahawks since 1996 and was the co-founder of Microsoft.