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Bills site declares Doug Marrone has cancer, pulls story sans explanation so far


The Buffalo Bills have yet to comment on a strange story that was posted on the team's official website and on its official mobile app for nine hours before being deleted.

Although buried under news tab, the headline was a jolt: "Coach Marrone announces he has cancer."

The first line read: "Head Coach Doug Marrone announced today that he was diagnosed with BLANK TYPE OF CANCER and that it is highly treatable."

Under a photo of Marrone read: "Head Coach Doug Marrone shared the news today that he's been diagnosed with BLANK cancer. He says it's "not aggrive" [sic] and highly treatable."

The story then holds a place to insert a Marrone comment: "QUOTE FROM MARRONE."

The Bills have not returned messages to The Buffalo News as of this posting.

Marrone spoke with reporters today as players gathered for voluntary conditioning, but he did not mention anything about having cancer.

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Vic Carucci returned to The Buffalo News as a Bills beat reporter in September. Carucci covered the Bills for 17 years before joining as a columnist in 1999. Prior to rejoining The News, he spent three years as a senior editor for the Cleveland Browns.

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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