Bills 'discussing' embarrassing web error

April, 23, 2014
Apr 23
3:15
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The Buffalo Bills made an embarrassing error Tuesday night when an incomplete story about coach Doug Marrone's health was accidentally published to their official website.

The story, which included a line about Marrone being "diagnosed with BLANK TYPE OF CANCER," drew national attention across social media and was eventually taken down without immediate explanation from the team.

Nearly two hours later, after several ESPN and other media inquires into the matter, the Bills began distributing a statement from Marrone that said he had a cancerous mole removed from his skin.

The Bills distributed a follow-up statement Wednesday about the incident:

"We are continuing today to discuss the unfortunate situation we experienced last night with our website and will address the matter internally," the statement read in its entirety.

The website error wasn't the only problem for the Bills on Tuesday. The team was sued by five former cheerleaders who claimed they were underpaid and subjected to sexual comments, while the team also settled another lawsuit, paying out $3 million for excessive use of its now-defunct text alert service.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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