TALLAHASEE, Fla. - Bobby Bowden announced Tuesday morning on Good Morning America that he is cancer-free.
"They told me I had cancer in my prostate," he said on the morning show. "Six months later, everything was gone."
Bowden says he is without cancer today because of his doctor.
He warned the public that one in six men is diagnosed with prostate cancer and should get checked regularly.
"Go see your doctor," he said. "It saved my life because I had a good doctor."
Bowden said he kept the majority of his cancer announcements out of the public spotlight because he was too busy coaching and maintaining his reputation as strong.
Original reports Tuesday morning suggested that the health news might not be good from Bowden.
Anne Imanuel originally said Bowden would make an announcement this morning about his "health," but did not elaborate. Ira Schoffel , who covers FSU and Bowden for the Tallahassee Democrat, later tweeted that Bowden "is fine," though he also said the original report was not necessarily wrong.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
One person will win a three-year lease on a 2013 Honda Civic Lx Sedan automatic.
Click to see the latest mugshots, plus this week's wanted fugitives.
This feature packed upgrade brings you faster performance, easier navigation, and stunning improvements to photos, video and readability.
Latest Sports Headlines
Willie Meggs, the state attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Leon County and Tallahassee, said investigators did not have even probable cause to arrest Winston, which requires a low standard of proof.