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Bills 'continuing to discuss' website gaffe


The Buffalo Bills have issued the following statement this afternoon on how a story titled "Coach Marrone announces he has cancer" showed up on the team's official website and mobile application Tuesday night without further explanation.

"We are continuing today to discuss the unfortunate situation we experienced last night with our website and will address the matter internally."

After repeated media inquiries, including from The Buffalo News, the Bills late Tuesday night issued a statement from Marrone, explaining he had a cancerous mole removed from his skin recently.

"The only follow-up required is to have my moles checked every three months, and that basically is the end of the story. The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward,” the coach's statement read, in part.


  • Jamie Rozek

    Okay. So that's it. Story over. Let's move on.

    • BullGuy

      C'mon, it's the Bills. It's not over until it's beaten to death, resurrected from the dead and then beaten to death again.

      • Please, Say it ain’t so!

        And again, and again!!

        • Ridgewaycynic2013

          And there's always a good chance the [BN]competent will further screw up the story.

      • David

        Sounds like you work for the Bills. Both the Sabres and Bills feel small time when it comes to things like this. The Sabres sending season ticket renewals the very day they were eliminated from the playoffs, the Bills with the Whammy Weenie...

  • Skeptical Inquirer

    At least they won't be able to blame this one on Ralph.

  • Antimoz

    Despite the fact that Mr. Marrone is a public figure, I really don't understand why this information was disclosed by the team other than to head off rumor and innuendo. I feel bad that people like Mr. Marrone, who is the coach of a (our) football team, must disclose this highly personal information to the public.

    I understand that a publicly traded company officer should report this to investors, but the Bills are privately held.

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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.

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida.