Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone says he had a cancerous mole that was found on his skin removed and the procedure won't affect his ability to coach the team.
Marrone issued a statement after the Bills website published a story Tuesday saying that he had cancer. The story then quickly disappeared from the website.
"During a recent doctor's visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed. The only follow up required is to have my moles checked every 3 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," Marrone said in a statement.
In the news article, the team announced that Marrone was diagnosed with "BLANK TYPE OF CANCER," but the article did not have much text and had misspellings. The story held a place for a Marrone comment: "QUOTE FROM MARRONE."
Marrone, 49, was hired in January 2013 after spending four seasons at Syracuse University. The Bills went 6-10 in his first season. BANKS: 2014 NFL Mock Draft 4.0