In an unusual development that the team has not yet explained, the Bills website posted on Tuesday an article with the following headline: “Coach Marrone announces he has cancer.”
The article, which consisted of two sentences and then a spot for a quote from Marrone, said that the unspecific cancer is “not aggrive [sic]” and “highly treatable.”
Media publications routinely prepare content in advance of an event that is expected or likely. While it’s possible someone was simply playing an extremely unfunny prank, it’s also possible that the team was preparing to disclose that Marrone is fighting a highly treatable form of cancer.
One way or the other, the Bills need to address the situation, sooner than later.
UPDATE 11:13 p.m. ET: Marrone has disclosed that he recently had a cancerous mole removed.