Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with cancer Sports August 22, 2020February 12, 2021admin Adam Schefter is reporting that Washington Football Team Head Coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with lymph node cancer. It is in the early stages and treatable. Rivera informed the team tonight, and Washington has a Plan B in place. Rivera reportedly discovered a lump on his neck in early July. When the lump didn’t go away after a few weeks, he visited a doctor. He learned he had cancer two weeks ago. Nothing since seemed out of the ordinary with Rivera as he regularly led practices and met with the media via Zoom.