Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger said he does not have skin cancer or a Facebook page, which reported he was battling the disease, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“There’s no truth to it. I don’t have any of that stuff,” the Steelers quarterback proclaimed Wednesday.
“That stuff” are accounts on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and any other social networking Web sites. Roethlisberger said he does not use them, including the one under his name that proclaimed he had skin cancer, the Post-Gazette reported.
“I had a bunch of people ask me about it; obviously it’s not true,” Roethlisberger said after spring practice. “We had to go on our Web site to let them know I don’t have an account. There’s nothing going on.”
Accounts proclaiming to belong to Roethlisberger were still listed Wednesday on Facebook.com, MySpace.com and Twitter.com.
Roethlisberger said someone in the office of his agent, Ryan Tollner, has been working on removing such posts as this one that proclaimed he was sick:
I am sorry to all my friends cause I have not been on here in a while. As you may soon find out, I have been diagnosed with skin cancer. It is not too serious, but will need further (sic) attention. This has taken up most of my time. I will try to get on here more. I would appreciate your prayers!
Tollner posted this response on the Web site Bigbennews.com:
“Ben positively does not have Facebook or MySpace pages, nor a Twitter account! Any such postings are imposters and should be disregarded. We are actively working to end this problem with those companies.”
No he doesn’t have skin cancer, he just looks retarded since he smashed his face on his motorcycle-TO