Tuesday, April 22nd was not a “good news” day for the Buffalo Bills. The team has already had more than its share of bad news over the past two months, but on Tuesday the Bills made the news cycle three different times and none of it was good.
Tuesday morning fans read in the morning paper that the team lost a $3 million dollar lawsuit to a Florida fan who successfully claimed the team sent him too many text messages. Yes, a ridiculous and silly lawsuit that was successful because the Bills apparently did not follow the letter of the ” opt-in texting service” law.
Later in the day came the news that five former Buffalo Jills are now suing the team for lack of proper compensation for working at Bills games, degrading assignments such as working at an annual golf tournament, and a “man show” at a local casino. They are also charging that they were subject to “an onerous set of rules dictating how the women could walk, talk, dress, speak and behave, both in uniform and in their personal lives.”
If that wasn’t enough in one day then late Tuesday night it was discovered that the Bills web site and phone app posted a partial story declaring Coach Doug Marrone was battling an unknown type of cancer. The team took the posting down, but then responded about an hour later with the following statement from Marrone:
“During a recent doctor’s visit, it was discovered that I had a cancerous mole on my skin, which has since been removed,” Marrone said in a statement posted on the team’s website. “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 old saying “when it rains it pours” could be applied to the type of day the Buffalo Bills had on April 22nd. Let’s hope better news days are ahead and quickly.
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