In news that you never want to hear about any human being, much less an NFL head coach that we see in the spotlight on a weekly basis, it has now been confirmed that Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone did in fact have a procedure done to extract what was a cancerous mole found within his skin.
#Bills Head Coach Doug Marrone says he had a cancerous mole found on his skin. It has been removed. Won’t effect ability to coach team.
— Jeff Russo (@JeffRussoWKBW) April 23, 2014
Shortly following the news coming to light on Tuesday, Marrone issued a rather brief statement to the media, reiterating that this will not affect his ability to coach the team, although I do hope he realizes that that’s the last thing on anyone’s mind at this point.
“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.”
This news is too unfortunate, and we wish nothing but the speediest of recoveries for the second-year head coach of one of the fastest rising organizations in the AFC.